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Markus Spitzer



Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Psychologie
Engelbergerstraße 41
D-79085 Freiburg
Abteilung: Allgemeine Psychologie

E-Mail: Markus.Spitzer@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de


Research Project

Voluntary Task Switching as a Function of Errors


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since 2019                   PhD Candidate, Allgemeine Psychology, University of Freiburg

since July 2018           Data Scientist at bettermarks GmBH, Berlin, Germany

September 2017 -

December 2018          Research Specialist 2 for Jonathan Cohen, at Princeton Neuroscience Institute, New Jersey,                                           USA

August 2016 -

July 2017                    Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, New Jersey, USA

February 2016 -

July 2016                   Internship at the section for neuropsychology and functional neuroimaging, Psychiatry 3, Ulm, Germany

February 2015           Internship at the Beckman Institute at Arthur Kramer's lab, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

2014 - 2017                Master of Science, Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2011 - 2014                Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Austria

2010 - 2017                Managing Director of Sports Events for Shooting for Success in Germany, Hungary,                                                         Austria, Kenia, Ecuador, and Australia



Spitzer, M. W. H., & Furtner, M. (2016). Trends in Neuroscience and Education Being physically active versus watching physical activity – Effects on inhibitory control. Trends in Neuroscience and Education5(1), 30–33. 


Ulrich, M., Brückner, S., Spitzer, M. W., Steigleder, L., Kammer, T., & Grön, G. (2018). Theta-burst modulation of VTA-coupled mid-ventrolateral prefrontal cortex affects salience coding in non-homeostatic brain regions. Appetite, 123, 91-100.


Conference Contributions

Spitzer, M.W.H., Musslick, S., Shvartsman, M., Shenhav, A., Cohen, J.D. (2019). Asymmetric Switch Costs as a Function of Task Strength. (CogSci). July 24-27. Montreal, Canada.

Kammer, T., Ulrich, M., Lorenz, S., Steigleder, L., Spitzer, M.W.H., Groen, G. (2017). rTMS modulation of prefrontal cortex affects salience coding of food cues. November 14. Washington DC. USA.


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