Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

  • 1996 – 2000
    Research associate and doctoral student in a German Research Foundation (DFG) project as part of the Priority Programme "Spatial Cognition", University of Mannheim

  • 2000 – 2002
    Research associate at the University of Graz, Austria, Cognitive Psychology Section

  • 2002 – 2007
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen and at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour: Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Netherlands

  • Since 2008
    Associate Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute and Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour: Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Janzen, G., Haun, D.B.M. & Levinson, S.C. (2012). Tracking Down Abstract Linguistic Meaning: Neural Correlates of Spatial Frame of Reference Ambiguities in Language. PLoS One, 7(2).

  • Wegman, J. & Janzen, G., (2011). The neural processing of spatial information during learning and rest. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23, 3841-3854.23, 3841-3854.

  • Kessels, R.P.C., van Doormaal, A., Janzen, G. (2011). Landmark recognition in Alzheimer's dementia: Spared implicit memory for objects relevant for navigation. PLoS One, 6, e18611.

  • Janzen, G. & Jansen, C. (2010). A neural wayfinding mechanism adjusts for ambiguous landmark information. NeuroImage, 52, 364-370 .

  • Janzen, G., Jansen, C., & van Turennout, M. (2008). Memory consolidation of landmarks in good navigators. Hippocampus, 18, 40-47.

  • Janzen, G., Wagensveld, B., & van Turennout, M. (2007). Neural representation of navigational relevance is rapidly induced and long-lasting. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 975-981.

  • Janzen, G. & van Turennout, M. (2004). Selective neural representation of objects relevant for navigation. Nature Neuroscience, 7, 673-677.


Selected projects

  • Project (with outside funding) "Magic moments in word learning: Memory formation and consolidation across ages and language settings" with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), together with Professor Janet van Hell, Professor James McQueen, 2010 (400,000 Euros).

  • ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Commission on spatial memory, disbursed December 2007 (873,000 Euros).

  • Vidi Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): Neural correlates of spatial memory in children and adults, disbursed August 2007 (600,000 Euros).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Member of the DGPs section General Psychology

  • Member of the German Society for Cognitive Science (GK)

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