Johanna completed a Psychology BSc at Kassel University (Germany) and Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and graduated in 2018 with a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience from the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany). In her Master’s thesis she investigated how outcome uncertainty affects planning depth, supervised by Dr Dimitrije Markovic.
In 2017, she spent six months at the University of Glasgow where she completed a research internship supervised by Dr Esther Papies and Professor Lawrence Barsalou. During that time she developed and piloted a new paradigm exploring the differences between low to moderate social drinkers’ saliva response to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
During her PhD, she is studying the mechanisms that underlie eating and drinking habits.