Birgit Nierula (IDIBAPS)
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I finished my physical therapy training at the PT Akademie Tübingen in 2002 and worked for 4 years as a physical therapist in the field of neurological rehabilitation. Driven by the interest of a deeper understanding of the patients I was treating, I started studying psychology and neuroscience. I finished my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Universität Mannheim in 2010 with a thesis about the “Influence of body representation on pain perception” (Laboratory for Clinical Psychophysiology, supervisors: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Trojan and Prof. Dr. Dieter Kleinböhl). After that I did a Master in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the Freie Universität Berlin with a thesis on the “Somatotopy of somatosensory mu-rhythm responses to differential finger stimulation” (Neurophysics Group Berlin, supervisors: Dr. Vadim Nikulin, Prof. Dr. Gabriel Curio). I started working at the EventLab in the BEAMING project. Currently I am writing my PhD thesis, supervised by Prof. Maria V. Sanchez-Vives.
My research interests are in pain perception and -processing, body representation, neuronal oscillations, and neurological rehabilitation.