Sibylle Herholz, PhD

German Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

Sibylle Herholz was a postdoctoral fellow at BRAMS (Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University) from 2009 to 2012. She was working under the supervision of Prof. Robert Zatorre.

Sibylle Herholz received her diploma in psychology in 2006 from the University of Düsseldorf (Germany) with a thesis on false memories in recognition. In 2009 she received her Ph.D. (Dr. rerum naturalium) in psychology/ neuroscience from the University of Münster (Germany) under the supervision of Christo Pantev in the PhD program of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (OCC). For her dissertation she studied the effects of short- and long-term musical training on behavioral and neuronal correlates of auditory processing using MEG and behavioral techniques at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis (IBB) in Münster. In a two-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the DFG (Germany’s largest research funding organization) she currently studies the effects of musical training on neuronal and behavioral correlates of auditory imagery with Robert Zatorre at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). She is also involved in a collaboration project with Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University) on memory and musical imagery, and in collaboration projects with colleagues of University of Münster on expertise effects on music and language processing and on short-term musical training in stroke recovery. Since 2012, she is working at the German Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany.