Dr Barbara Berger PhD

Dr Barbara Berger

School of Psychology
Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Berger joined the group of Professor Ole Jensen as a Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2017. She is using MEG and EEG-TMS to investigate how flexible allocation of attention and inhibition can be mapped looking at brain oscillatory activity.


  • BA and MSc in Psychology
  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience

BA and MSc in Psychology, PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience


Dr Berger did her undergraduate degree and MSc in Psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Klimesch; and the University of Auckland, New Zealand working with Professor Ian Kirk. In 2015 she obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Surrey, UK working with Professor Paul Sauseng. From 2014 she worked as Postdoc at the LMU Munich, Germany before joining the Neuronal Oscillations Group as Marie Curie Research Fellow funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme here at the University of Birmingham in 2017.


Research Group:

Neuronal Oscillations, Professor Ole Jensen

Research Interests:

Dr Berger is interested in how basic cognitive functions like attention and memory processes are implemented in the human brain. She is using MEG, EEG and TMS to investigate the functional role of neuronal oscillations in the context of attention and memory.

  • Oscillations
  • Cross-frequency interactions
  • Working Memory
  • Attention

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