Maja Dshemuchadse, Dr.

Postdoc VCF

Maja Dshemuchadse

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Research Statement

I follow a research approach on the basis of dynamic systems theory. This implies first, that I bring into focus the continuous processes leading to e.g. a final choice. Second, I am looking for regions of instability in the parameter space constituting human states influenced e.g. by emotions. Third, I observe the interaction between contextual factors and human behavior, e.g. in word recognition. Based on my empirical work, I aim to develop a model embracing the chaotic nature of human decision behavior.

Scientific Education

2009PhD: Psychology, TU Dresden, 2009, Prof. Thomas Goschke
2003Diploma: Psychology, TU Dresden, 2003, Prof. Mike Rinck
1997-2003Psychology, TU Dresden

Professional Experience

since 10/08Postdoc, TU Dresden

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2009Werner-Straub-Award „For excellent achievements in scientific qualification”
since 2007Collaboration Member of the "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities" of the Volkswagen Foundation.

Selected Publications

Scherbaum, S., Fischer, R., Dshemuchadse, M., & Goschke, T. (2011). The dynamics of cognitive control: Evidence for within-trial conflict adaptation from frequency-tagged EEG. Psychophysiology, 48(5), 591–600.

Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Fischer, R., & Goschke, T. (2010). How decisions evolve: The temporal dynamics of action selection. Cognition, 115(3), 407–416. 

Dshemuchadse, M. (2009). Einfluss von Stimmungen auf kognitive Parameter: Ein dynamisch-konnektionistischer Forschungsansatz. Saarbrücken: Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften.

Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M. & Kalis, A. (2008). Making Decisions with a Continuous Mind. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 8(4), 454–474.

Gerdes, J. & Dshemuchadse, M. (2002). Emotionale Regulationen. In: Dietrich Dörner, Die Mechanik des Seelenwagens. Bern: Hans Huber.