Prof. Dr. Axel Mecklinger



Contact:
Tel: 0049-(0)681-302-6510 or -6515


Publications
    

 Name

Prof. Dr. Axel Mecklinger

 Nationality

German

 Date of Birth

May 15, 1961

 Office Address

Experimental Neuropsychology Unit
Postfach 151150
D-66041 Saarbrücken
 Telephone

++49-681-302 6515 /6510

 1982-1986
Psychology at the Free University of Berlin
 1984
Prediploma in Psychology
 1986
Diploma in Psychology
 1991
Ph.D. in Psychology, Free University of Berlin
Dissertation:
Gedächtnissuchprozesse: Eine Analyse ereigniskorrelierter Potentiale und der EEG Spontanaktivität
[Memory search processes: A combined analysis of event-related potentials and spontaneous EEG activity]
 Dec 1997
Habilitation in Psychology, University of Leipzig
Habilitation Thesis:
Orte und Objekte Elektrophysiologische Studien zum visuellen Arbeitsgedächnis
[Places and Objects: Electrophysiological studies on visual working memory]
 March 1998 - Sep 2000

Privatdozent at the University of Leipzig

 1987-1992
Research assistant in Biological Psychology,
Psychology Department, Free University of Berlin

 March 1990 &
 July 1993

Research visits: Psychology Department, University of California in San Diego (UCSD) (A. Osman)
and Psychology Department, Columbia University, New York (G. Gratton)
 1992-1995
Research assistant in Cognitive Psychology, Psychology Department,
Free University of Berlin
 1995-1998
Scientific Staff Member, Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience,
Leipzig
 June 1998
Research stay: Center for Research in Cognitive Neuroscience,
CNRS, Marseille (France)
 1999-2000
Senior Research Scientist (C3 Position),
Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig
 Oct 2000 - Feb 2001
Full Professor of Psychology (C3),
Saarland University, Saarbrücken
 Dec 2000
Offer for a full professorship "Cognitive Neuroscience",
Psychology Department, University of Amsterdam
 March 2001
Research visit: Cognitive Electrophysiology Laboratory,
New York Psychiatric Hospital, USA. (D. Friedman)

 March 2001

Full Professor of Psychology (C4),
Saarland University, Saarbrücken

 May 2002

Organisation of the International Conference "Binding in Human Memory: A Neurocognitive Approach",
Saarland University, Saarbrücken

 Oct 2002 - Oct 2004

Managing Professor, Psychology Department,
Saarland University, Saarbrücken
 Since Sept 2003 Speaker of the DFG Research Group FOR 448:
Binding: Functional Architecture, Neuronal Correlates and Onthogenesis
 January 2004
Offer for a full professorship "Allgemeine Psychologie", Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
 Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
Associate Editor: PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
 March 2007
Organisation of the 8th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science
at Saarland University (250 Participants)
 Oct 2007 - Oct 2008
Managing Professor, Psychology Department,
Saarland University, Saarbrücken
 Since April 2008
Speaker of the International Research Training Group "Adaptive minds"
 Since May 2008
Action Editor: BRAIN & COGNITION
 Apr 1989 -
 Oct 1989
Research fellow at the Department of Psychology,
University of lllinois in Champaign/Urbana, USA
 June 1994
Participant of the 1994 European Summerschool on Cognitive Neuroscience
 Sep 1994
Research fellow at the Armstrong Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio
(Windows On Science Program of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research)

 June 1992
Nachwuchswissenschaftlerpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendungen
[Early career award of the German Psychophysiology Society]
 April 1994
Federation Prize of the European Federation of
Psychophysiology Societies
 Oct 1999
Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology
Society for Psychphysiological Research

  Research grants of the German Science Foundation (DFG):
"Neurotopologische und temporale Organisation der Sprachverarbeitung"
[Neurotopological and temporal aspects of language processing] (together with A.D. Friederici)
 1992-1994 (1) "Syntaktische und lexikalische Prozesse" [Syntactic and lexical processes]
 1994-1996 (2) "Die Verarbeitung struktureller Information" [Processing structural information]
 1996-1998 (3) "Interaktion von syntaktischen, semantischen und Gedächtnisprozessen"
[Interactions between syntactic, semantic and memory processes]

  DFG Research Group (FOR 309):
Working Memory: Input, Rehearsal and Retrieval Processes
 1998-2001 Rehearsalfunktionen des visuellen Arbeitsgedächtnis [Rehearsal in visual working memory]
(together with A.D. Friederici)
 1998-2001 Priming von Figur-Grund-Bildungsprozessen durch synchrone 40Hz Oszillationen figuraler Elemente
[Priming of Figure- Ground-Segmentation Processes by synchronous 40 Hz Oscillations] (together with H. Müller)
 2001-2003 Repräsentationsformate des visuellen Arbeitsgedächtnisses
[Representation formats in visual working memory] (together with A.D. Friederici]
 
DFG Research Group (FOR 448):
 2002-2004/
 2005-2007
Binding: Functional architecture, neuronal correlates and onthogenesis
Merkmalsbindung und Erinnern [Feature binding and recognition memory]
 
DFG Collaborative Research Center (SFB 378):
Resource adaptive cognitive processes
 2002-2004 Functional and psychophysiological analyses of visual working memory (together with Hubert Zimmer)
 2005-2007 Task-specific encoding and recoding within working memory (together with Hubert Zimmer)
 2005-2007 Aging, Resources, Cognition and Error-induced learning (together with Jutta Kray)

 2008-

Diagnosis of memory processes in children with perinatal disorders and their controls (DFG: Ki 1399/1-1)
(together with Kerstin Kipp)

 2008-

International Research Training Group:
Adaptive minds: Neural and Environmental Constraints on Learning and Memory (IRTG: 1457)
   

 Since 1992
Member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
 Since 1993
Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
 Since 1993
Member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
   

 
Neurocognition of Memory and Language;
Executive functions; Spatiotemporal brain imaging (EEG; MEG, fMRI);
Neuropsychological disorders (Amnesia);
 
 

 
Acta Psychologia / Biological Psychology / Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Brain / Cerebral Cortex / Cognitive Brain Research / International Journal of Psychophysiology /Journal of Psychophysiology / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / Kognitionswissenschaft / Psychological Research / Psychological Science / Psychophysiology / Neuron / Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie