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Dr Andre Szameitat

Dr Andre Szameitat
Reader - Psychology


Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience. Brief CV: After my general study of Psychology I conducted my PhD at the MPI of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neurology. In 2003 I joined the University of Surrey as a post-doc. After this post-doc position I went back to Germany to work in Munich as lecturer in the international Master’s program Neurocognitive Psychology. I joined Brunel University London as a Reader in September 2013.


2011 Habilitation, venia legendi in Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich/Germany

2002 PhD in Psychology, Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig/Germany

1999 Diploma (Dipl.-Psych.; MSc equiv.) in Psychology, Technical University Braunschweig/Germany

Research area(s)

Executive Control and Prefrontal Cortex

Multitasking, Working Memory

Brain Imaging (fMRI) & Behavioural Methods


Psychology Senior Tutor

Deputy Director Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN)

Newest selected publications

Szameitat, AJ., Saylik, R. and Parton, A. (2016) 'Neuroticism related differences in the functional neuroanatomical correlates of multitasking. An fMRI study'. Neuroscience Letters, 635. pp. 51 - 55. ISSN: 0304-3940 Open Access Link

Journal article

Szameitat, AJ., Vanloo, A. and Müller, HJ. (2016) 'Central as well as peripheral attentional bottlenecks in dual-task performance activate lateral prefrontal cortices'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10. pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 1662-5161 Open Access Link

Journal article

Szameitat, AJ., Hamaida, Y., Tulley, RS., Saylik, R. and Otermans, PCJ. (2015) '“Women Are Better Than Men”–Public Beliefs on Gender Differences and Other Aspects in Multitasking'. PLOS ONE, 10 (10). pp. e0140371 - e0140371.Open Access Link

Journal article

Sterr, A., Dean, PJA., Szameitat, AJ., Conforto, AB. and Shen, S. (2014) 'Corticospinal tract integrity and lesion volume play different roles in chronic hemiparesis and its improvement through motor practice'. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 28 (4). pp. 335 - 343. ISSN: 1545-9683

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Shi, Y., Meindl, T., Szameitat, AJ., Müller, HJ. and Schubert, T. (2014) 'Task preparation and neural activation in stimulus-specific brain regions: An fMRI study with the cued task-switching paradigm'. Brain and Cognition, 87 (1). pp. 39 - 51. ISSN: 0278-2626

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