Mareike Grotheer

+49 (0)3641 945 941

mareike.grotheer [at]

Research Unit Person Perception
Institute for Psychology
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena, Germany

Room 18-S08

Curriculum Vitae


2012 – present

2010 – 2012


2007 – 2010

Ph.D. student at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Person Perception Research Unit)

M.Sc. in Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience from the Universität Regensburg
Thesis Title: Top-down and bottom-up control of repetition suppression.

Semester abroad at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (ERASMUS)

B.Sc. in Biology from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (main focus on Neurobiology and Behavior)
Thesis Title: Neuroprotection through erythropoietin in the central nervous system of insects. Research on the mechanism of transduction.


2012 – now

Research assistant in the Person Perception Research Unit at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Main research interests:

My research is primarily focused on the influence of temporal context on face perception; in particular, I am interested in examining the effects of attention, expectation and probability on adaptation. In order to examine these interactions, I apply functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) as well as Electroencephalography (EEG) and conduct behavioral experiments.


Grotheer M, Kovács G (2015) The relationship between stimulus repetitions and fulfilled expectations. Neuropsychologia, 67(0), 175-182.

Grotheer M, Hermann P, Vidnyanszky Z, Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects for inverted faces. Neuroimage, 102P2, 416-423.

Grotheer M, Kovács G (2014) Repetition probability effects depend on prior experiences. J Neurosci 34:6640-6646.