Pascal VRTICKA, PhD
Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine, Stanford University
Room 1378, 401 Quarry Road, MC 5795
Stanford, CA 94305
My interdisciplinary research focuses on normal as well as disturbed functioning of the human social brain. I use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electro-encephalography (EEG), combined with psychological questionnaires and behavioral assessment as main research methods. My participants are adults, adolescents as well as children, both female and male. In short, my research falls within social cognitive affective neuroscience.
For more information on my research, please check out the remaining pages of my website.
2012 – present
Postdoctoral Scholar; Stanford University, CA, USA: Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR; Allan Reiss). Sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
2010 – 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher; University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: Laboratory for the Study of Emotion Perception and Elicitation (E3 lab) & Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (David Sander)
2006 – 2009
PhD Thesis & Graduate School of Affective Sciences; University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland: Laboratory for Neurology and Imaging of Cognition (Patrik Vuilleumier) & Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (David Sander)
Three months practical course in neuropsychology of alzheimer’s disease patients & neuroimaging (fMRI) of memory in healthy subjects; University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: Division of Psychiatry Research, Neuropsychology and Imaging (Katarina Henke)
2003 – 2004
Three months practical course & Diploma thesis (MSc thesis): “Doxycycline as an anti-apoptotic substance in two in vitro models of alzheimer’s disease”; Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea: Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, ”National Creative Research Initiative Centre for Alzheimer’s Dementia” (Yoo-Hun Suh)
1999 – 2005
Double Major in Neuroscience (Development & Regeneration; Behavioral Neuroscience); Minors in Biochemistry, Immunology and Pharmacology; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland: Diploma as natural scientist / MSc (Dipl. Natw. ETH; Martin Schwab)
1992 – 1999
Matura (general qualification for university entrance); Kantonsschule Alpenquai, Luzern, Switzerland