Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1994
    BSc/MSc Psychology, Universities of Koblenz-Landau, Sheffield (UK), Düsseldorf, funded by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and DAAD

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD Biological Psychology, Research Assistant, Department of Physiological Psychology (Huston/Schwarting), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

    Member of Graduate College "Pathological Processes in the Nervous System: From Gene to Behaviour"

  • 1999 – 2001
    Post Doc, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience (Dolan), London (UK)

  • 2001 – 2005
    Post Doc Cognitive Neurology, Department of Medicine, Research Centre Juelich (Fink), Juelich

  • Since 2005
    Professor of Cognitive Neurobiology, Department of Psychology, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (calls to LMU München, 2005, und HHU Düsseldorf, 2013 declined)

Selected publications

  • Giessing C, Thiel CM, Alexander-Bloch AF, Patel AX, Bullmore ET Human brain functional network changes associated with enhanced and impaired attentional task performance. J Neurosci 33:5903-5914

  • Giessing C, Neber T, and Thiel CM (2012). Genetic variation in nicotinic receptors affects brain networks involved in reorienting attention. Neuroimage. 59, 831-839.

  • Kukolja J, Thiel CM, and Fink GR (2009). Cholinergic stimulation enhances neural activity associated with encoding but reduces neural activity associated with retrieval in humans. J Neurosci 29, 8119-8128.

  • Thiel CM, Friston KJ, and Dolan RJ (2002). Cholinergic modulation of experience-dependent plasticity in human auditory cortex. Neuron 35, 567-574.

  • Thiel CM, Henson RN, Morris JS, Friston KJ, and Dolan RJ (2001). Pharmacological modulation of beavioral and neuronal correlates of repetition priming. J Neurosci 21, 6846-6852.


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