Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Bachelor's degree in psychology, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

  • 1991
    Master's degree in psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • 1994
    PhD in psychology, University of Oklahoma, Norman

  • 1994 – 1995
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University and Université Laval, Montreàl, Quebec, Canada

  • 1995 – 1998
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

  • 1998 – 2006
    Research Scientist (equivalent to assistant research professor), Centre for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

  • 2006
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in psychology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2006 – 2007
    Deputy director (Department for Behavioural Research), International Max Planck Research Network on Aging

  • 2006 – 2008
    Adjunct Professor at the Brain Research Centre, College of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

  • 2006
    Senior Research Scientist (W2), Centre for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

  • 2008
    Offer of a professorship (W3) in psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany; declined

  • 2008
    Honorary professor of psychology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

Selected publications

  • Li, S.-C. et al.: Ebbinghaus Revisited: Influences of the BDNF Val66met Polymorphism on Backward Serial Recall are Modulated by Human Aging. In: J Cognitive Neurosci. 22, 2010. S. 2164 – 2173.

  • Kruger, L. K. et al.: Genetic Variation in Dopaminergic Neuromodulation Influences the Ability to Rapidly and Flexibly Adapt Decision. In: PNAS 106, 2009. S. 17951 – 17956.

  • Li, S.-C., von Oertzen, T., Lindenberger, U.: A Neurocomputational Model of Stochastic Resonance and Aging. In: Neurocomputing. 69, 2006. S. 1553 – 1560.

  • Li, S.-C., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Lindenberger, U.: Aging Neuromodulation Impairs Associative Binding: A Neurocomputational Account. In: Psychol Sci. 16, 2005. S. 445 – 450.


Selected projects

  • Neuromodulation of Lifespan Cognition

  • Neuroeconomics and Aging

  • Biocultural Co-construction of Development

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society of Neuroscience

Additional qualifications

  • from 2008 Honorarprof. FU Berlin

  • from 2012 W3 Prof. TU Dresden


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