If you are interested in applying for an internship in the Social Brain Lab please follow the instructions on this page. This also applies to literature thesis projects.

Current STUDENTs

Aline Frick ([email protected])

I am a bachelor psychology student at the University of Vienna. I am working under the supervision of Helena Hartman on her project which investigates the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in prosocial behaviour. Through the project I get the opportunity to pursue my interest in social neuroscience and the application of rTMS. I find the interplay of the motor cortex and possible clinical implications of this project very interesting and I am really looking forward to the time in the lab.


Egle Maria Orlando ([email protected])

I am passionate about ethnopsychology and social neuroscience. In particular, my main interest lies in the neural mechanisms underlying empathy and prosocial behaviour. I am currently working, under the supervision of Helena Hartmann, on the role played by the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in conflictual decision making and empathy. For this purpose we use the combination of behavioural paradigms and repetitive TMS. All this is extremely fascinating and we hope it will offer some new insights into empathy and prosocial decision making research!


Ivar Rambags ([email protected])

I am working on my neurosciences master thesis under supervision of Helena Hartmann where we investigate the causal role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in human social decision making within conflictual situations for oneself vs. others using repetitive TMS. Furthermore, we want to explore what inter-individual differences can explain these decisions in such moral dilemmas. I am very excited to get familiar with the social neurosciences while learning a new technique for me personally and hope we can contribute valuable knowledge to the field!


Former Students:

2021 Milda Jaseliunaite, Neslihan Sahin, Cas Teurlings, Claudia Albero Herreros, Lenca Cuturela, Ruben de Klerk

2020  Blom Kraakman, Mariana Edwards, Karen Syfaki, Anastasia Dima, Marla Dressel, Eline Ramaaker, Zayel Smit

2019 Augustine Attah, Laura Stolk, Ieva Gembutaite, Bodil Hoekzema, Steven Voges, Lara Lakhsassi, Laura Fornari, Bodil Hoekzema, Martina Pesce, Andrei Radu, Arianne Leijenaar, Laura Vercellin

2018 Alexandra Gabur, Chiara Hinna Danesi, Andrea Veggerby Lind, Susan van den Boogaard, Matteo Capone, Christiaan Becker, Lillian Emming

2017 Anna Henschel, Andrea Romaguera Álvarez, Elif Ezgi Aksulu, Ernesto Berenjeno, Maite van der Miesen, Maryam Yasamin Shirazi, Ming Liu, Nikki Brands, Sammy Heutz, Vaishnavi Balaji