Felix Quirmbach obtained a B.Sc. in Biophysics from Goethe University, Frankfurt in 2015, followed by a M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Marburg in 2019.
During this time, he visited Queens University in Kingston, Canada for a year as a research student, investigating the effects of neurostimulation methods on visual perception in humans as part of his master’s thesis. From 2019-2020, he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Neuromodulation & Neurotechnology at the University Hospital in Tübingen, developing novel therapeutic approaches for stroke patients combining neuroimaging, stimulation and physical training. He joined the CeTI and Dr. Jakub Limanowski’s Human Perception & Action Lab in October 2020 to earn his Ph.D. investigating how the human brain creates and adapts representations of one’s own the body from conflicting sensory input in virtual reality via neuroimaging and neurostimulation.
Projects/Cooperation within CeTI you are involved in:
• Neuronal correlates of visuo-motor performance depending on attentional set (with Jakub Limanowski)
• Neurocognitive mechanisms of attentional control during visuomotor adaptation (with Gesche Vigh & Jakub Limanowski)
CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:
What do you value most about your work at CeTI?
I truly appreciate how many highly motivated and talented people from vastly different fields of research come together here, working on unique, fascinating and forward-thinking research (and practical) projects, while also creating a welcoming working atmosphere.
What was your best moment at CeTI so far?
My first day(s) at CeTI, getting to meet lots of people from very different projects and learning about all the fascinating work done here.
What else would you like to research?
I’m very interested in research concerning the adaptation and embodiment of unusual body models, both virtual and physical (e.g. artificial limbs & prosthetics).
How do you spend your spare time?
If time and weather permits, I love to explore the many interesting sights and places of the city, or go hiking & biking in the lovely surrounding areas. Additionally, I like to keep fit (running, swimming, team sports), enjoy developing and playing board games with friends or just read a good book.