Dr. Christian Valt

Research Associate

IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 3b - Room 0.32
10555 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-746
E-Mail: christian.valt(at)ipu-berlin.de

Teaching Focus

My expertise in teaching covers general psychology, cognitive sciences, and cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on the electrophysiological underpinnings of memory and performance monitoring. My principal aim as a lecturer is inspiring interest and a passion for neuroscience and the study of the brain.

In my lectures, students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of various methods and techniques for the scientific study of the human brain, in the healthy and the clinical population. Students will also learn the essential skills for critically read scientific papers regarding cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuropsychology, along with the primary skills for the study of psychopathologies. According to my experiences as a student and a lecturer, it is critical that, during their studies, students are actively involved in the research practice, to extend the knowledge they acquired by reading books. Therefore, my students can participate, under my supervision, in the activity of the EEG-lab of the IPU.

Researching in the field of error processing has thought me the importance of failures for the learning process and personal development. Therefore, I am aware of the importance of being supportive, particularly in the presence of difficulties.

Research Focus

My research expertise goes from implicit memory to emotion processing and performance monitoring. I am particularly interested in the electrophysiological underpinnings of error processing, the social influences for the personal evaluation and the abnormal processing of internal and external signals in patients who have a psychological disorder, before and after therapy.

I am/was involved in the following projects:
- Performance monitoring in social interactions: the dynamics of internal and external signal processing
- The interaction between internal and external signal processing in depression: an ERP study