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Dr. rer. nat. Erhan Genç

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

Room: IB 6-113
Phone: +49 234 32 24323
Fax: +49 234 32 14377
E-Mail: erhan.genc@rub.de


 

Education

Since 2012 University of Bochum
PI in the lab of Onur Güntürkün
2016 – 2016 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Research stay in the lab of Prof. Rex Jung
2008 – 2012 Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
PhD student at the Department of Neurophysiology, Functional Neuroimaging Group,
Ph.D thesis title: “Anatomical Correlates of Subjective Visual Experience
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer (MPIH), Dr. Axel Kohler (University of Münster, Germany, MPIH)
and Prof. Dr. Christian Fiebach (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
2002 – 2008 University of Mannheim, Germany
Undergraduate and graduate studies in Psychology

 

 

Methods and Research Interests

  • Neural basis of interindividual differences in cognitive functions and personality
  • Intra- and interhemispheric integration
  • Combination of Psychophysics, fMRI, DTI and EEG 

 

 

Selected Publications

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  • Genç, E., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Voelkle, M. C., Hossiep, R., & Güntürkün, O. (2019).
    The neural architecture of general knowledge. European Journal of Personality, 33(5), 589-605

  • Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Pinnow, M., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E. (2018). The Structural and Functional
    Signature of Action Control. Psychological Science, Oct;29(10):1620-1630.

  • 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, Jul 11;4(7):eaar6830.

  • Genç, E., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Hossiep, R., Ling, J., Güntürkün, O., Jung, R.
    (2018). Diffusion markers of dendritic density and arborisation in gray matter predict
    differences in fluid intelligence. Nature Communications. May 15;9(1):1905.

  • Genç, E., Scholvinck, M. L., Bergmann, J., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2016). Functional Connectivity Patterns of Visual Cortex Reflect its Anatomical Organization. Cerebral Cortex, Sep;26(9):3719-3731.
  • Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2011). Interhemispheric connections shape subjective experience of bistable motion. Current Biology, Sep 13;21(17):1494-9.

     

    Grants

    2017-2021 DFG, “SFB 1280”, funding id: project A03
    Project title: “Functional role and dynamic change of extinction network connectivity”
    PI: Erhan Genç (together with  Nikolai Axmacher)
    Budget approx. 560k Euro
    2016-2019 DFG, “Sachbeihilfeantrag”, funding id: GE 277/2-1
    Project title: "Interhemispheric integration in different sensory modalities and their relation to callosal microstructure and functional brain asymmetries "
    PI: Erhan Genç
    Budget approx. 250k Euro
    2016-2017 MERCUR Foundation, “Anschubförderung”, funding id: An-2015-0044
    Project title: "Neural Basis of general knowledge and fluid intelligence"
    PI: Erhan Genç
    Budget approx. 50k Euro

     

 

Full Publication list

Publication list on google scholar

2020

  •  Friedrich, P., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Ocklenburg, S., Mädler, B. Güntürkün, O. & Genç, E. (2020). The Relationship Between Axon Density, Myelination, and Fractional Ansiotropy in the Human Corpus Callosum. Cerebral Cortex. bhz22100.

  • Schlaffke, L., Friedrich, S., Tegenthoff, M., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E. & Ocklenburg, S. (2020). Boom Chack Boom - A multimethod investigation of motor inhibition in professional drummers. Brain and Behavior.10(1):e01490.

2019

 

  • Genç, E., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Voelkle, M. C., Hossiep, R., & Güntürkün, O. (2019). The neural architecture of general knowledge. European Journal of Personality, 33(5), 589-605.
  •  Schlüter, C., Arning, L., Fraenz, C., Friedrich, P., Pinnow, M., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C., Ocklenburg, S., & Genç, 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, 14(7), 759-768.
  • Schmitz, J., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Kumsta, R., Moser, D., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E.,  Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Schizotypy and altered hemispheric asymmetries: The role of cilia genes. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Oct 25;294:110991.
  • Schneider, R., Genç, E., Ahlborn, C., Gold, R., Lukas, C., & Bellenberg, B. (2019). Temporal dynamics of diffusion metrics in early Multiple Sclerosis and Clinically Isolated Syndrome: a two year follow-up Tract-Based Spatial Statistics Study. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, 1165.
  • Berretz, G., Arning, L., Gerding, W. M., Friedrich, P., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Epplen, J. T., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C., Genç, E. & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Structural Asymmetry in the Frontal and Temporal Lobes Is Associated with PCSK6 VNTR Polymorphism. Molecular neurobiology, Nov;56(11):7765-7773.
  • Schmitz, J., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Jung, R. E., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E. & Ocklenburg, S. (2019). Hemispheric asymmetries in cortical gray matter microstructure identified by neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging. NeuroImage, Apr 1;189:667-675.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Schmitz, J., Schlüter, C., Genç, E., Güntürkün, Peterburs, J., Grimshaw, G. (2019). Beyond frontal alpha: investigating hemispheric asymmetries over the EEG frequency spectrum as a function of sex and handedness. Laterality, Sep;24(5):505-524.
  • 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., Genç, E. (2019). Myelin Water Fraction Imaging Reveals Hemispheric Asymmetries in Human White Matter That Are Associated with Genetic Variation in PLP1. Molecular Neurobiology, Jun;56(6):3999-4012.

2018

  • Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Pinnow, M., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E. (2018). The Structural and Functional Signature of Action Control. Psychological Science, Oct;29(10):1620-1630.
  • Anderson, C., Gerding, W.M., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Raane, M., Arning, L., Epplen, J.T., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C., Genç, E., Ocklenburg, S. (2018) PLP1 and CNTN1 gene variation modulates the microstructure of human white matter in the corpus callosum. Brain Structure and Function, Nov;223(8):3875-3887.
  • 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, Jul 11;4(7):eaar6830.
  • Nordt, M., Semmelmann, K., Genç, E., Weigelt, S. (2018). Age-related increase of image-invariance in the fusiform face area. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Jun;31:46-57.
  • Genç, E., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Friedrich, P., Hossiep, R., Ling, J., Güntürkün, O., Jung, R. (2018). Diffusion markers of dendritic density and arborisation in gray matter predict differences in fluid intelligence. Nature Communications, May 15;9(1):1905.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Gerding, W. M., Raane, M., Arning, L., Genç, E., Epplen, J. T., Güntürkün, O., Beste, C. (2018). PLP1 Gene Variation Modulates Leftward and Rightward Functional Hemispheric Asymmetries. Molecular Neurobiology, Oct;55(10):7691-7700.
  • Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Pinnow, M., Voekle, M., 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.

2017


  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Heins, N., Schlüter, C., Fraenz, C., Beste, C., Güntürkün, O., Genç, E. (2017). Callosal microstructure affects the timing of electrophysiological left-right differences. Neuroimage, Dec;163:310-318.
  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Mochalski, L., Schluter, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2017). Long-term reliability of the visual EEG Poffenberger paradigm. Behavioural Brain Research, Jul 14;330:85-91.
  • Meissner, T. W., Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Genç, E., & Weigelt, S. (2017). Tracking the Functional Development of the Corpus Callosum in Children Using Behavioral and Evoked Potential Interhemispheric Transfer Times. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42(3), 172-186.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Gerding, W. M., Arning, L., Genç, E., Epplen, J. T., Güntürkün, O., & Beste, C. (2017). Myelin Genes and the Corpus Callosum: Proteolipid Protein 1 (PLP1) and Contactin 1 (CNTN1) Gene Variation Modulates Interhemispheric Integration. Molecular Neurobiology, Dec;54(10):7908-7916.

2016

  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2016). Voxel-wise grey matter asymmetry analysis in left- and right-handers. Neuroscience Letters, Oct 28;633:210-214.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genç, E. (2016). Intrahemispheric white matter asymmetries: the missing link between brain structure and functional lateralization? Reviews in the Neurosciences, Jul 1;27(5):465-80.
  • Bergmann, J., Pilatus, U., Genc, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W., & Pearson, J. (2016). V1 surface size predicts GABA concentration in medial occipital cortex. Neuroimage, Jan 1;124(Pt A):654-662.
  • Genç, E., Scholvinck, M. L., Bergmann, J., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2016). Functional Connectivity Patterns of Visual Cortex Reflect its Anatomical Organization. Cerebral Cortex, Sep;26(9):3719-3731.
  • Bergmann, J., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W., & Pearson, J. (2016). Smaller primary visual cortex is associated with stronger, but less precise mental imagery. Cerebral Cortex, Sep;26(9):3838-50.
  • Bergmann, J., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W., & Pearson, J. (2016). Neural Anatomy of Primary Visual Cortex Limits Visual Working Memory. Cerebral Cortex, Jan;26(1):43-50.

2015

  • Genç, E., Ocklenburg, S., Singer, W., & Güntürkün, O. (2015). Abnormal interhemispheric motor interactions in patients with callosal agenesis. Behavioural Brain Research, Oct 15;293:1-9.
  • Selpien, H., Siebert, C., Genç, E., Beste, C., Faustmann, P. M., Güntürkün, O., & Ocklenburg, S. (2015). Left dominance for language perception starts in the extrastriate cortex: An ERP and sLORETA study. Behavioural Brain Research, Sep 15;291:325-333.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Ball, A., Wolf, C. C., Genç, E., & Güntürkün, O. (2015). Functional Cerebral Lateralization and Interhemispheric Interaction in Patients With Callosal Agenesis. Neuropsychology, Sep;29(5):806-15.
  • Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2015). Surface Area of Early Visual Cortex Predicts Individual Speed of Traveling Waves During Binocular Rivalry. Cerebral Cortex, Jun;25(6):1499-508.

2010-2014

  • Klein, D., Rotarska-Jagiela, A., Genç, E., Sritharan, S., Mohr, H., Roux, F., Han, C.E., Kaiser, M., Singer, W., Uhlhaas, P. J. (2014). Adolescent Brain Maturation and Cortical Folding: Evidence for Reductions in Gyrification. PLoS ONE, Jan 15;9(1):e84914.
  • Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Tong, F., Blake, R., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2011). Callosal connections of primary visual cortex predict the spatial spreading of binocular rivalry across the visual hemifields. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Dec 7;5:161.

  • Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Singer, W., & Kohler, A. (2011). Interhemispheric connections shape subjective experience of bistable motion. Current Biology, Sep 13;21(17):1494-9.

  • Grützner, C., Uhlhaas, P. J., Genç, E., Kohler, A., Singer, W., & Wibral, M. (2010). Neuroelectromagnetic correlates of
    perceptual closure processes. Journal of Neuroscience, Jun 16;30(24):8342-52.

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