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Academic interests

Consciousness still is one of the biggest mysteries in science. I am interested in the theories and neural correlates of consciousness and its transition between different states. State of the art methods (EEG, f/MRI, TMS, etc.) are used to investigate connectivity and complexity of brain sources.

A second branch of my research targets the understanding of implicit and explicit processes of motor memory consolidation.



  • 2007-2011: B.Sc. at the German Sports University, Cologne
  • 2011-2013: M.Sc. at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • 2013-2018: PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  • Since 2018: PostDoc at the University of Oslo, Norway



  • 2016-2018: Scholarship of the Graduate Funding from the German States
  • 2017: 3. Place: Reinhard-Daugs-Award



Thürer, B., Stockinger, C., Putze, F., Schultz, T. & Stein, T. (2017). Online feedback mechanisms of the parietal cortex might facilitate the benefits of random practice in motor learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Stockinger, C., Thürer, B. & Stein, T. (2017). Consecutive learning of opposing unimanual motor tasks using both arms causes intermanual interference. Plos One.

Thürer, B., Stockinger, C., Focke, A., Putze, F., Schultz, T. & Stein, T. (2016). Increased gamma band power during movement planning coincides with motor memory retrieval. Neuroimage, 125: 172-81.

Stockinger, C., Thürer, B., Focke, A. & Stein, T. (2015). Intermanual transfer characteristics of dynamic learning: direction, coordinate frame, and consolidation of interlimb generalization. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(6): 3166-76.

  • Thürer, Benjamin; Gedemer, Sarah; Focke, Anne & Stein, Thorsten (2019). Contextual Interference Effect Is Independent of Retroactive Inhibition but Variable Practice Is Not Always Beneficial. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5161.  13, s 1- 9 . doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00165
Published June 21, 2018 9:12 AM - Last modified June 22, 2018 9:28 AM