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M.Sc. Osman Akan


Ruhr University Bochum
Department of Cognitive Psychology
44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: IB 6-69
Phone: +49-234-32-24497
E-Mail: osman.akan@rub.de


Curriculum Vitae


since 2019: PhD Student and Associate of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN)
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2016-2018: M.Sc. in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Ruhr University Bochum
Thesis: “Brain-wide oscillatory power underlies location-specific representations”

2017: Research Internship
Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Southampton

2013-2016: B.Sc. in Psychology (Focus: Cognitive Neuroscience)
Ruhr University Bochum
Thesis: “Der Einfluss von Stress auf die Feedbackverarbeitung beim Lernen durch sofortige und verzögerte Belohnung”

2015: Research Internship
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

since 2019: Research Assistant
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2018-2019: Research Assistant
Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2017-2018: Teaching Assistant
Department of Biopsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

2015-2018: Student Assistant
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum

  • Cortisol effects on spatial navigation
  • Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) effects on spatial navigation
  • fMRI

since 2020: Doctoral Scholarship
Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung

2013-2018: Study Scholarship
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Section Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology

German Society for Psychophysiology and its Applications (DGPA)

Current Teaching Activities

  • Seminar “Kognition I: Wahrnehmung, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis“
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum

Past teaching Activities

  • Seminar “Kognition II: Sprache, Denken, Problemlösen”
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar: "Evolution & Emotion"
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Seminar: "Lernen"
    B.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum