Executive functions are higher cognitive functions that regulate and control primary processes, such as memory, attention and perception. Executive functions are imperative for success in daily life since they enable adaptive, goal-oriented behaviour. The scope of Stefanie’s research is the specification of neuro-cognitive processes underlying executive functions in young and older adults, and in patients with impaired executive functions (e.g., subjective executive dysfunctions, mild cognitive impairment, obesity, schizophrenia, and brain lesions). Additionally, she develops and applies neuroscientific approaches (including neurofeedback and behavioural computerized training) to enhance executive functions in both healthy participants and patient groups.
Executive functions, cognitive control, EEG, MRI