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M.Sc. Judith Schmitz

Ruhr-University Bochum
Fakultät für Psychologie
AE Biopsychologie
D-44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: GAFO 03/962
Phone: +49 234 32 21775
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 01/2016 PhD Student at the Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2013 – 2015 M.Sc. Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
2010 – 2013 B.Sc. Psychology with Focus on Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
2010 Abitur, König Wilhelm Gymnasium, Höxter



Methods and Research Interests

  • Genetics and Epigenetics of Hemispheric Asymmetries in Humans
  • Handedness and language lateralization


Full publication list

  • Schmitz J, Lor S, Klose R, Ocklenburg S (2016). A commentary on Karlebach and Francks, (2015). Cortex, 75: 260-261. 
  • Ocklenburg S, Schmitz J, Moinfar Z, Moser D, Klose R, Lor S, Kunz G, Tegenthoff M, Faustmann P, Francks C, Epplen JT, Kumsta R, Güntürkün O (2017). Epigenetic regulation of lateralized fetal spinal gene expression underlies hemispheric asymmetries. eLife, 6: e22784
  • Ocklenburg S, Barutçuoğlu C, Özgören AÖ, Özgören M, Erdal E, Moser D, Schmitz J, Kumsta R, Güntürkün O (2017). The Genetics of Asymmetry: Whole Exome Sequencing in a Consanguineous Turkish Family with an Overrepresentation of Left-Handedness. Symmetry, 9, 66.
  • Schmitz J, Lor S, Klose R, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2017). The Functional Genetics of Handedness and Language Lateralization: Insights from Gene Ontology, Pathway and Disease Association Analyses. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 1144.
  • Ocklenburg S, Peterburs J, Mertzen J, Schmitz J, Güntürkün O, Grimshaw GM (2017). Effects of Emotional Valence on Hemispheric Asymmetries in Response Inhibition. Symmetry, 9, 145.
  • Schmitz J, Metz GAS, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2017). Beyond the genome – Towards an epigenetic understanding of handedness ontogenesis. Progress in Neurobiology, 159: 69-89.
  • Schmitz J, Kumsta R, Moser D, Güntürkün O, Ocklenburg S (2018). KIAA0319 promoter DNA methylation predicts dichotic listening performance in forced-attention conditions. Behavioural Brain Research, 337: 1-7.



    WiSe 2016/17
    WiSe 2017/18
    Seminar "Left Brain Right Brain"
    SoSe 2017 Practical course neuropsychological methods: EEG
    SoSe 2016
    SoSe 2017
    Seminar "Sex and the Brain"
    SoSe 2014
    SoSe 2015
    Seminar “Painting and Crafts Workshop on the Human Brain”
    SoSe 2014
    SoSe 2015
    Seminar “Evolution & Emotion”
    WiSe 2014/15 Seminar “Learning“


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