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Prof. Markus Maier

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Prof. Dr. Markus Maier

Markus A. Maier is a professor of psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and is head of the research unit General Psychology II (Emotion and Motivation). Furthermore, he is a Research Fellow at the International University of Catalonia (UIC, Barcelona/Spain). His research contributes to a better understanding of unconscious emotional and motivational processes and their impact on behavior planning and decision making. He is currently working on quantum-based models of consciousness and the relationship between mind, time, and matter. His research is mainly based on laboratory experiments.

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Maier, M. A. & Buechner, V. L. (2016). Time and Consciousness. In: M. Nadin (Ed.), Anticipation Across Disciplines (pp. 93-104). Cognitive Systems Monographs, 29. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-22599-9_8. [PDF, 215 KB]

Maier, M. A., Buechner, V. L., Kuhbandner, C., Pflitsch, M., Fernández-Capo, M., & Gámiz- Sanfeliu, M. (2014). Feeling the future again: Retroactive avoidance of negative stimuli. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21, 121-152. [PDF, 536 KB]

Dr. Vanessa Büchner

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Dr. Vanessa Büchner

In 2013, Vanessa Büchner did her PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU). She currently works as a PostDoc at the LMU and is a Research Fellow at the International University of Catalonia (UIC, Barcelona/Spain). Her research concentrates on social achievement emotions and their effects on cognition, attention, and motivation.

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Buechner, V. L., Pekrun, R., & Lichtenfeld, S. (2016). The Achievement Pride Scales (APS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment. [PDF]

Buechner, V. L., Maier, M. A., Lichtenfeld, S., & Schwarz, S. (2014). Red - Take a Closer Look. PLOS ONE, 9: e108111. doi:10.131/journal.pone.0108111. [PDF]

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Moritz Dechamps, M.Sc.

Moritz Dechamps has studied Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) and is currently doing research in order to obtain his PhD. His research interests consist mainly of quantum mind theories. Here he focuses on the question if random quantum events can be influenced by the conscious observer.