K.-Martin Krönke, Dr. rer. nat.

Postdoctoral Researcher VCF

K.-Martin Krönke

Contact information

Department of Psychology
Institute of General Psychology, Biopsychology and Methods of Psychology

Technische Universität Dresden
Zellescher Weg 17, 01062 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 463 33306
E-Mail: klaus-martin.kroenke@tu-dresden.de

Research Statement

I am investigating the neurocognitive basis of self-control: the ability to resist temptations and act according to superordinate goals. Despite its immense relevance, self-control remains insufficiently understood. This is partly due to the lack of integrative research approaches. Bridging the gap from laboratory research to the “real world” I am combining neuroimaging (fMRI) with ecological measures (experience sampling) to investigate self-control in everyday life. Further, I am interested in the role of dysfunctional self-control in psychiatric disorders such as addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorders: is it possible to identify neurocognitive endophenotypes?

Scientific Education

2009-2012Ph.D. at International Max-Planck Reserach School on Neuroscience of Communication, Max-Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain Sciences, University of Leipzig; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. A. Friederici, Prof. Dr. H. Obrig
2004-2009Studies of Psychology (Diplom), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. P. Zwitserlood, PD D. C. Dobel

Professional Experience

Since 11/2012 Research Associate at the Faculty of Science Dresden, Department of Psychology; C1 Project of SFB 940
09/2008-12/2008Academic Fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
09/2006-09/2008Research Assistant at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, Münster

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Selected Publications

Wolff, M., Krönke, K.-M. & Goschke, T. (2015). Trait self-control is predicted by how reward associations modulate Stroop interference. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-015-0707-4

Krönke, K.-M., Wolff, M., Benz, A. & Goschke, T. (2015). Successful smoking cessation is associated with prefrontal cortical function during a Stroop task: a preliminary study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. DOI:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2015.08.005

Krönke, K.-M., Mueller, K., Friederici, A. & Obrig, H. (2013). Learning by doing? The effect of gestures on implicit retrieval of newly acquired words. Cortex, 2553-2568 DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.11.016

Krönke, K.-M., Kraft, I., Regenbrecht, F. & Obrig, H. (2013). Lexical learning in mild aphasia: gesture benefit depends on patholinguistic profile and lesion pattern. Cortex, 2637-2649, DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.07.012