Andrea Reiter, Dr.

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Andrea Reiter

Contact information

Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Science
Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience

01062 Dresden
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 463 32065
E-Mail: Andrea.reiter@tu-dresden.de

Research Statement

I am interested in inter- and intra-individual differences in how humans come to their decisions. This includes alterations of decision-making processes in clinical populations (i.e., when behavioral control goes awry) and associated risk factors as well as changes across the lifespan. I also investigate intra-individual shifts in decision-making, e.g. provoked by stress and social influences. To this end, I use computational modeling of participants‘ behavior, also in combination with modeling-informed fMRI and EEG.

Scientific Education

June 2016Dr. rer. nat. (“summa cum laude”), Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Leipzig
Since October 2012 Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), University of Bern, Switzerland
Since January 2012Postgraduate Training in Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verhaltenstherapie, Tübingen, Germany  
January 2012Diplom in Psychology; Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany  
April 2008-October 2012Study of Literature, Linguistics and Cultural Studies of Modern Languages (Romance & English studies) and Educational Sciences, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany  
April 2006-January 2012Study of Psychology, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany  

Professional Experience

Since 2015esearch position, Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience Department, Technical University of Dresden (Prof. Shu-Chen Li & Assistant Prof. Ben Eppinger), Dresden, Germany  
Since 2015Guest researcher, Department of Neurology (Prof. Arno Villringer), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany  
2012 - 2015 Phd Candidate, International Max-Planck -Research-School NeuroCom, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany  
2012Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry at Kreiskrankenhaus Tauberbischofsheim

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2016Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: “Grant for young scientists” (travel grant for conference ‘Dopamine 2016’)
2014Poster Award, 4th IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, ICN London, UK 2014-07.
2013Karrierepreis der DZ Banken 2013
2012 - 2015International Max Planck Research School: PhD stipend

Selected Publications

Reiter, A. M. F., Heinze, H.J., Schlagenhauf, F., Deserno, L. (2016). Impaired flexible reward-based decision-making in Binge Eating Disorder – evidence from computational modeling and functional neuroimaging. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Nov 16.

Reiter, A. M. F., Deserno, L., Kallert, T., Heinze, H. J., Heinz, A., & Schlagenhauf, F. (2016). Behavioral and Neural Signatures of Reduced Updating of Alternative Options in Alcohol-Dependent Patients during Flexible Decision-Making. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(43), 10935-10948.

Reiter, A. M. F., Heinze, H.J., Schlagenhauf, F., Deserno, L. (in press). Impaired flexible reward-based decision-making in Binge Eating Disorder – evidence from computational modeling and functional neuroimaging. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Reiter, A. M. F., Koch, S. P., Schröger, E., Hinrichs, H., Heinze, H-J., Deserno, L., & Schlagenhauf, F. (2016). The Feedback-Related Negativity codes components of abstract inference during reward-based decision-making. The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00957

Deserno, L., Wilbertz, T., Reiter, A. M. F., Horstmann, A., Neumann, J., Villringer, A., Heinze, J.H., & Schlagenhauf, F. (2015). Lateral prefrontal model-based signatures are reduced in healthy individuals with high trait impulsivity. Translational Psychiatry, 5, e659; doi: 10.1038/tp.2015.139

Mussel, P., Reiter, A. M.F., Osinsky, R., & Hewig, J. (2015). State-and trait-greed, its impact on risky decision-making and underlying neural mechanisms. Social Neuroscience, 10(2), 126-134. doi:10.1080/17470919.2014.965340

Reiter, A.M.F. (2013). Vom Homo Oeconomicus zum Homo Emotionalis. Marketing intern 3, 32-33.