JARA BRAIN Researchers to Receive Awards


For her work on “Multimodal Human Communication – Targeting Facial Expression, Speech Content and Prosody,“ published in the May edition of the scientific journal “NeuroImage,” JARA BRAIN researcher  Dr. Christina Regenbogen will receive the Best Paper Award of the German Society for Cognitive Science (GK) in the category “Best Cognitive Science Publication – Early-Career Scientists.” Regenbogen will be presented with the award on October 2, 2012, in Bamberg.


In an fMRI study, the researcher in the International Research Training Group "Schizophrenia and Autism” (IRTG 1328) at RWTH Aachen University investigated how test subjects react to emotionally affecting video clips using up to three communication channels – facial expression, linguistic content, and prosody. For an abstract of the study, please visit the website of the National Center for Biotechnology Information/Neuroimage.

JARA BRAIN researcher Miriam Dyck will receive the Friedrich-Wilhelm Prize from RWTH Aachen for her doctoral dissertation on "Emotional Impairment through Schizophrenia: Emotion Identification and Emotional Experience" (Original title: Emotionale Beeinträchtigungen bei der Schizophrenie: Emotionserkennung und emotionales Erleben). The psychologist is a research assistant in Professor Mathiak’s working group at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at University Hospital Aachen. Her key research area is fMRI-based neurofeedback in patients with auditory verbal hallucinations. The award ceremony will take place on November 30, in the Aula I lecture hall in the RWTH main building.