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Members of the HuMAN Lab Team in 2021
From left to right: Julian Brummer, Martin Köllner, Oliver Schultheiss, Heidi Reichmann, Bastian Beyer, Jessica Hinzmann, Gelena Dlugash, Sara Bergmann



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Oliver C. Schultheiss
Professor,, 2007, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
Dr. phil., 1996, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
Dipl.-Psych., 1994, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany
Curriculum vitae

I became interested in implicit motives as an undergraduate student, and the interest soon turned into a passion to which I have dedicated all my research ever since. My main areas of research are the endocrine underpinnings of implicit motives, the relationship between implicit and explicit levels of motivation, the role of implicit motives in the processing of facial expressions of emotion, and how implicit motives influence Pavlovian and instrumental learning. Recently, I have also started to examine the ability to quickly name nonverbal stimuli as a fundamental cognitive trait and how this trait interacts with brain asymmetries in perception and motor control in a variety of phenomena related to motivation and personality.


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Kevin Janson

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HuMAN Lab Alumni:

Michael Anuzis
Albert Bertram
Benjamin Dirlikov
Anja Fiedler
Bettina Glaiber
Stacie Graham
Julie Hall
Nicolette Jones
Martin Köllner
Annette Kordik
Scott Liening
Jeff MacInnes
Alexandra Mader
Elizabeth A. Meier
Tiffiany Murray
Jonathan Oxford
Joyce S. Pang
Maika Rawolle
Kathrin Riebel
Andreas Rösch
Ramona Roch
Ekjyot Saini
Daniel Schad
Anja Schiepe
Maria Schultheiss
Ishita Sheth
Steven J. Stanton
Carola Walther
Jamie Wazenkewitz
Katy Welsh
Michelle M. Wirth
Diana Yankova


Joachim C. Brunstein, University of Giessen
Stephanie Brown, University of Michigan
Kenneth L. Campbell, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Andy Elliot, University of Rochester
Barbara L. Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Todd M. Thrash, The College of William & Mary
Brenda Volling, University of Michigan
Wilma Bucci, Adelphi University

Other links: Christoph Schultheiss (physicist), Research Center Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
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