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M.Sc. Caroline Schlüter

Ruhr-University Bochum
Fakultät für Psychologie
AE Biopsychologie
D-44780 Bochum, Germany

Room: IB 6-109
Phone: +49 234 32 21453
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2016 Research Assistant at the Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
2013 – 2016 M.Sc. Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
2010 – 2013 B.Sc. Psychology with focus on Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
2009 – 2010 Dipl. Psychology, TU Dresden
2009 Abitur, Helene-Lange Gymnasium, Dortmund



Methods and Research Interests

  • Combination of Differential Psychology and Neuroimaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging



  • Seminar “Painting and Crafts Workshop on the Human Brain” (SoSe 2014)
  • Seminar “Evolution & Emotion” (SoSe 2014, SoSe 2015)
  • Seminar “Learning“ (WS 2014/2015)


Publication list

  • Schlüter C, Arning L, Fraenz C, Friedrich P, Pinnow M, Güntürkün O, Beste C, Ocklenburg S & Genc E. Genetic variation in dopamine availability modulates the self-reported level of action control in a sex-dependent manner. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2019, 1–10.
  • Schlüter, C., Arning, L., Fraenz, C., Friedrich, P., Pinnow, M., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C., Ocklenburg, S., Genc, E. (2019) Genetic Variation in Dopamine Availability Modulates the Self-reported Level of Action Control in a Sex-dependent Manner. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. E-pub. [Impact factor = 3.5]
  • Berretz, G., Arning, L., Gerding, W. M., Friedrich, P., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., ... & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Structural Asymmetry in the Frontal and Temporal Lobes Is Associated with PCSK6 VNTR Polymorphism. Molecular neurobiology, 1-9. [Impact factor = 5.08]
  • Schmitz, J., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Jung, R. E., Güntürkün, O., ... & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Hemispheric asymmetries in cortical gray matter microstructure identified by neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging. Neuroimage, 189, 667-675. [Impact factor = 5.43]
  • Friedrich, P., Anderson, C., Schmitz, J., Schlüter, C., Lor, S., Stacho, M., ... & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Fundamental or forgotten? Is Pierre Paul Broca still relevant in modern neuroscience?. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 24(2), 125-138. [Impact factor = 1.27]
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Schmitz, J., Schlüter, C., Genc, E., Güntürkün, O., ... & Grimshaw, G. (2018). Beyond frontal alpha: investigating hemispheric asymmetries over the EEG frequency spectrum as a function of sex and handedness. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 1-20. [Impact factor = 1.27]
  • Anderson, C., Gerding, W. M., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Raane, M., ... & Genç, E. (2018). PLP1 and CNTN1 gene variation modulates the microstructure of human white matter in the corpus callosum. Brain Structure and Function, 223(8), 3875-3887. [Impact factor = 4.23]
  • Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Pinnow, M., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2018). The structural and functional signature of action control. Psychological science, 29(10), 1620-1630. [Impact factor = 6.13]
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Beste, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2018). Neurite architecture of the planum temporale predicts neurophysiological processing of auditory speech. Science advances, 4(7), eaar6830. [Impact factor = 11.51]
  • Genç, E., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Hossiep, R., Voelkle, M. C., ... & Jung, R. E. (2018). Diffusion markers of dendritic density and arborization in gray matter predict differences in intelligence. Nature communications, 9(1), 1905. [Impact factor = 12.35]
  • Ocklenburg, S., Anderson, C., Gerding, W. M., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Raane, M., Mädler, B., Schlaffke, L., Arning, L., Epplen, J. T., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C., Genc, E. (2018). Myelin Water Fraction Imaging Reveals Hemispheric Asymmetries in Human White Matter That Are Associated with Genetic Variation in PLP1. Molecular neurobiology, Sep 21. doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1351-y.
  • Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Pinnow, M., Voelkle, M. C., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2018). Volition and academic achievement: Interindividual differences in action control mediate the effects of conscientiousness and sex on secondary school grading. Motivation Science, 4(3), 262-273. [Impact factor = N.A]
  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Heins, N., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Beste, C., ... & Genç, E. (2017). Callosal microstructure affects the timing of electrophysiological left-right differences. Neuroimage, 163, 310-318. [Impact factor = 5.43]
  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Mochalski, L., Schlüter, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genc, E. (2017). Long-term reliability of the visual EEG Poffenberger paradigm. Behavioural brain research, 330, 85-91. [Impact factor = 3.17]


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