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Dr. rer. nat. Patrick Friedrich

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

Room: IB 6-111
Phone: +49 234 32 21775
Fax: +49 234 32 14377


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2018 PostDoc at the Department of Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
Since 2018 Honorary research fellow at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center, University of Melbourne (Collaboration with Prof. Dr. Andrew Zalesky)
2014 - 2018 PhD-Student at the Department of Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
PhD Thesis title: „The inter- and intrahemispheric neural foundation of functional hemispheric asymmetries“ (PD. Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg, Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher) Doctoral advisors: Dr. Erhan Genc, PD. Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg, Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c.Onur Güntürkün
2017 - 2017 Research stay at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center, University of Melbourne, Australia (Prof. Dr. Andrew Zalesky, Prof. Dr. Christos Pantelis )
2014 - 2014 Research Stay at Max-Planck-Institute Leipzig, Research Group: Neuroanatomy & Connectivity
(Dr. Daniel Margulies)
2013 – 2014 Research assistant at the Department for Biopsychology, RUB, Germany
(Prof. Dr. Drs. h.c. Onur Güntürkün, Dr. Erhan Genc)
2012 – 2014 M.Sc. Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, RUB, Germany
2011 – 2013 Student assistant for neuropsychological Diagnostic at the Knappschafts-Clinic in Bochum Langendreer, Neurology
(Prof. Dr Uwe Schlegel)
2010 – 2013 Student assistant at the Department for Cognitive Psychology, RUB, Germany (Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf)
2009 – 2012 B.Sc. Psychology, RUB, Germany


Methods and research interests

  • Neural basis of interindividual differences in lateralized cognition and interhemispheric interactions
  • Functional hemispheric asymmetries
  • Language processes
  • Functional and structural brain connectivity
  • Combination of psychophysics, fMRI, MRI, DWI, and EEG


Research Projects

  • Interindividual differences of interhemispheric interaction and lateralized cognition



SoSe 2018 Seminar "Language and the brain"
SoSe 2017 Practical course in neurophysiological methods: EEG & event related potentials
WS 2016/17 Seminar “Left brain – right brain”
SoSe 2016 Seminar “Neurophysiology of perception”
WS 2015/16 Seminar “Comparative cognition”
SoSe 2015 Seminar “Neurophysiology of perception”
WS 2014/2015 Seminar: “Introduction in Empirical Practice”
SS 2014 Seminar: “Evolution & Emotion”
Seminar: “Painting and Crafts Workshop of the Human Brain”
WS 2013/2014 Seminar: “Principles of Learning”
SS 2013 Seminar: “Painting and Crafts Workshop of the Human Brain”


Awards & Honors

  • Rub Research School Plus, Traveling Grant (2017)


(Selected) Publications

Publication list on google scholar

  • 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.
  • Meissner, T. W., Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Genc, 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.
  • Friedrich, P., Ocklenburg, S., Mochalski, L., Schlüter, C., Güntürkün, O., & Genc, E. (2017). Long-term reliability of the visual EEG Poffenberger paradigm. Behav Brain Res, 330, 85-91. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2017.05.019
  • 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, 27(5), 465-480.
  • Ocklenburg, S., Friedrich, P., Güntürkün, O., & Genc, E. (2016). Voxel-wise grey matter asymmetry analysis in left-and right-handers. Neuroscience Letters, 633, 210-214.


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