Andrea Protzner, PhD

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc in Perception and Cognition, BSc in Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada

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Areas of Research

Neurocognitive aging and plasticity
The human brain shows changes (i.e., plasticity) in relation to experience throughout life. We combine functional neuroimaging with modelling techniques to understand how these changes occur, and how they are altered as we age from childhood to old adulthood.
The holy grail of psychiatry is to identify biomarkers of disease, but individual differences influence disease trajectories and treatment outcomes. We aim to move away from identifying differences between groups, and even from presenting aggregate results across multiple study participants. Instead, our aim is to combine information within-subject across multiple imaging modalities to identify unique biological signatures for predicting treatment responsiveness, and tailoring treatment strategies to individual patients with major depressive disorder.

Supervising degrees

Psychology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Psychology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Neuroscience - Doctoral: Unavailable
Neuroscience - Masters: Unavailable
Clinical Psychology - Masters: Unavailable
Clinical Psychology - Doctoral: Unavailable

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