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Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Friedrich

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

Room: IB 6-111
Phone: +49 234 32 21775
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 03/2018 PostDoc at the Department of Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
Since 03/2018 Honorary research fellow at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center, University of Melbourne (Collaboration with Prof. Dr. Andrew Zalesky)
10/2014 - 02/2018 PhD-Student at the Department of Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
PhD Thesis title: „The inter- and intrahemispheric neural foundation of functional hemispheric asymmetries“ (PD. Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg, Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher) Doctoral advisors: Dr. Erhan Genc, PD. Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg, Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c.Onur Güntürkün
07/2017 - 09/2017 Research stay at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center, University of Melbourne, Australia (Prof. Dr. Andrew Zalesky, Prof. Dr. Christos Pantelis )
03/2014 - 04/2014 Research Stay at Max-Planck-Institute Leipzig, Research Group: Neuroanatomy & Connectivity
(Dr. Daniel Margulies)
05/2013 – 10/2014 Research assistant at the Department for Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
(Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Onur Güntürkün, Dr. Erhan Genc)
09/2012 – 08/2014 M.Sc. Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, RUB, Germany
10/2011 – 04/2013 Student assistant for neuropsychological Diagnostic at the Knappschafts-Clinic in Bochum Langendreer, Neurology
(Prof. Dr Uwe Schlegel)
03/2010 – 09/2013 Student assistant at the Department for Cognitive Psychology, RUB, Germany (Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf)
09/2009 – 08/2012 B.Sc. Psychology, RUB, Germany


Methods and research interests

  • Neural basis of interindividual differences in lateralized cognition and interhemispheric interactions
  • Functional hemispheric asymmetries
  • Language processes
  • Functional and structural brain connectivity
  • Combination of psychophysics, fMRI, MRI, DWI, and EEG


Research Projects

  • Interindividual differences of interhemispheric interaction and lateralized cognition



SoSe 2018 Seminar "Language and the brain"
SoSe 2017 Practical course in neurophysiological methods: EEG & event related potentials
WS 2016/17 Seminar “Left brain – right brain”
SoSe 2016 Seminar “Neurophysiology of perception”
WS 2015/16 Seminar “Comparative cognition”
SoSe 2015 Seminar “Neurophysiology of perception”
WS 2014/2015 Seminar: “Introduction in Empirical Practice”
SS 2014 Seminar: “Evolution & Emotion”
Seminar: “Painting and Crafts Workshop of the Human Brain”
WS 2013/2014 Seminar: “Principles of Learning”
SS 2013 Seminar: “Painting and Crafts Workshop of the Human Brain”


Awards & Honors

  • Rub Research School Plus, Traveling Grant (2017)


(Selected) Publications

Publication list on google scholar

  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Heins, N., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Beste, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2017). Callosal microstructure affects the timing of electrophysiological left-right differences. NeuroImage.
  • Meissner, T. W., Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Genc, E., & Weigelt, S. (2017). Tracking the Functional Development of the Corpus Callosum in Children Using Behavioral and Evoked Potential Interhemispheric Transfer Times. DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 42(3), 172-186.
  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Mochalski, L., Schlüter, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genc, E. (2017). Long-term reliability of the visual EEG Poffenberger paradigm. Behav Brain Res, 330, 85-91. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2017.05.019
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2016). Intrahemispheric white matter asymmetries: the missing link between brain structure and functional lateralization?. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 27(5), 465-480.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genc, E. (2016). Voxel-wise grey matter asymmetry analysis in left-and right-handers. Neuroscience Letters, 633, 210-214.


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