Alexandra Witt

PhD Student
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The human experience is inherently social, yet we know relatively little about the social learning processes that distinguish us from other species. Over the course of my PhD project at the HMC lab, I hope to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying social learning by using a combination of behavioural experiments, neuroimaging and computational modelling. I received my B.Sc. in Psychology from the Technical University of Braunschweig. Striving to expand my understanding of human behaviour and cognition to its neural underpinnings, I subsequently joined the IMPRS Neuroscience in Göttingen, which is where I received my M.Sc.. In my thesis project, I analysed functional connectivity in non-human primate fMRI data.