Twenty-twentythree has probably not been our most prolific year in terms of putting out new research findings, which in part is an interesting delayed consequence of the lab close-down/slow-down in the pandemic years. But …
… here we are in autumn 2023 with no less than three fresh findings and perspectives:
First, graduate trainee Frauke Kraus has published in the Society for Neuroscience outlet eNeuro her new findings on how motivational state is able to affect listening behaviour and listening effort (as proxied by pupil dilation).
Second, with our colleagues from the translational psychiatry unit, mainly Christina Andreou and Stefan Borgwardt, Jonas contributed to an umbrella review on the most likely candidate predictors of an individual at risk transitioning into psychosis, in the Journal Translational Psychiatry (a spin-off by the marketing geniuses at Nature Springer) – the umbrella review poses a corollary of our joint work on hallucinations and meta-cognition in normal and aberrant perception (stay tuned for more on that one!).
Not least, a new review and a true collaborative effort from many neuroscience colleagues here at the University of Lübeck led by Nico Bunzeck, we are arguing in Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews that pathological aging might begin in earnest when and if the typical/healthy functional compensation for brain structural decline breaks down. Check it out.