Dr Johanna Bergmann

Dr Johanna Bergmann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Since Feb 2015

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2012-2014

University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

PhD studies (thesis submitted in Jan 2015)

2011

Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany and 
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research (MPI), Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Diplom in Psychology (~M.sc.)

 

Contact details

Email: Dr Johanna Bergmann

Office: Mathews, Room 1502

Research Summary

Visual imagery and working memory, conscious visual perception, early visual cortex, brain imaging methods (fMRI, DTI, MR spectroscopy)

Teaching

PSYC1011: Psychology 1B - 2014, S2

PSYC2071: Perception and Cognition - 2014, S2

Publications

Journal Publications

-      Bergmann J., Pilatus U., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J. (2016). Central V1 surface size predicts GABA concentration in medial occipital cortex. NeuroImage, 124, 654-662. 

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J. (2015). Smaller V1 surface size is associated with stronger, but less precise mental imagery. Cerebral Cortex, bhv186.

-      Genç E., Schölvinck, M.L., Bergmann J., Singer W., Kohler A. (2015). Functional connectivity patterns of visual cortex reflect its anatomical organization. Cerebral Cortex, bhv175.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J. (2014). Neural anatomy of primary visual cortex limits visual working memory. Cerebral Cortex, bhu168.

-      Genç E., Bergmann J., Singer W., Kohler A. (2013). Surface area of early visual cortex predicts individual speed of traveling waves during binocular rivalry. Cerebral Cortex, bht342.

-      Genç E., Bergmann J., Tong, F., Blake R., Singer W., Kohler A. (2011). Callosal connections of primary visual cortex predict the spatial spreading of binocular rivalry across the visual hemifields. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:161.

-      Genç E., Bergmann J., Singer W., Kohler A. (2011). Interhemispheric connections shape subjective experience of bistable motion. Current Biology, 21(17), 1494-1499.

-      Bergmann J., Krauss E., Münch A., Jungmann R., Oberfeld D., Hecht H. (2011). Locomotor and verbal distance judgments in action and vista space. Experimental Brain Research, 210, 13-23.

 

 Conference Proceedings & Talks

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2014). Primary visual cortex shapes human visual imagination. Talk and poster presented at the UNSW Science Research Competition.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2014). The neuroanatomical layout of V1 and ist links to visual imagery strength and precision. Poster presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane, Australia.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2013). Individual visual working memory is predicted by primary visual cortex anatomy. Talk at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2013). Visual imagery is predicted by surface extensions of primary visual cortex (V1). Poster presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium, Sydney, Australia.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2013). Anatomy of primary visual cortex predicts visual working memory capacity. Poster presented at the International Max Planck Research School NeuroCom Summer School, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

-      Bergmann J., Genç E., Kohler A., Singer W., Pearson J (2013). Anatomy of early visual cortex predicts visual working memory capacity. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in Naples, Florida.


Other Publications

-      Bergmann, J. & Genç, E. (2013). Cortex visualization showing fibers passing through the corpus callosum in “Discover Magazine” ’s Wonders of Science calendar 2013.

-      Bergmann, J. (2010). Interhemispheric Integration during Binocular Rivalry and its Anatomical Correlates. Diplom thesis (~Master’s thesis), written at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany 

 

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

 

2015

The Mark Rowe Prize for Neurophysiology 2015 (for outstanding doctoral thesis)

07/2014

ACNS Student Travel Award (for ICON 2014)

05/2013

Vision Sciences Society Student Travel Award (for VSS 2013)

06/2012

NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship

Since 2012

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

Since 2012

PhD Top Up Scholarship, funded by Brain Sciences UNSW

06/2010

Poster Award of the German Psychogical Society (DGP) (Co-Authorship)

10/2006-06/2007

ERASMUS scholarship for studies abroad (within Europe)