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Dr. phil. habil. Marcel BRASS Research Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University


1988-1991 Study of Philosophy and History, Free University, Berlin
1991-1997 Study of Psychology, Free University, Berlin
1994-1997 Diploma student at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Department of Lifespan Psychology (Professor Dr. Paul Baltes), Berlin
1997 Diploma in Psychology, Free University, Berlin
1997-1999 Doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Department of Cognition and Action (Professor Dr. Wolfgang Prinz), Munich
2000 Ph.D. in Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
2000-2006 Research scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Leipzig
2006 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
since 2006 Faculty position at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University
2007 Habilitation in Psychology (Dr. phil. habil.), Leipzig University


Cognitive Neuroscience Society


Brass, M., and von Cramon, D.Y.:The role of the frontal cortex in task preparation, in: Cerebral Cortex, 12, 908-914, 2002
Brass, M. (et al.): The role of the inferior frontal junction area in cognitive control, in: Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(7), 314-316, 2005
Brass, M. (et al.): Investigating action understanding: inferential processes versus motor simulation, in: Current Biology 17, 24, 2117-212, 2007
Brass, M. and Haggard, P.: To do or not to do: The neural signature of self control, in: Journal of Neuroscience, 27(34), 9141-9145, 2007


Heisenberg Fellowship of the German Research Foundation
Research Professorship of the Special Research Fund of Ghent University