Thomas Reber, Assistant Professor
Thomas Reber obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Bern in 2012 and then joined the Cognitive Neurophysiology Unit at the Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Germany in 2013. In 2018, he was appointed as assistant professor at the Swiss Distance University at the Faculty of Psychology.
Key research topics
Current projects are conducted with healthy participants using scalp EEG, and with epilepsy patients that have been implanted with depth-electrodes for chronic seizure monitoring. Electrodes are used to either record neuronal activity or to stimulate neural tissue directly by delivering small electric currents. Basic knowledge from memory research is also used in projects that investigate the use of information and communication technologies for the acquisition of a second language.
Thomas Reber teaches the modules "Neurocognition and emotion II (VG2)", as well as "ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in research, teaching and training (M4)" on the Master's course.