Johanna Derix



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Johanna Derix


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Curriculum Vitae


2006 - 2009:

Student assistant in the research team of Dr. Tonio Ball, TNTL Freiburg

2008 - 2009:

Diploma student in the same institution

March 2009:

Graduation in Diploma biology

May - December 2009:

PhD studies in neuroscience at the TNTL, Freiburg

January 2010 - March 2011:

Research period at the Advanced Brain Signal Processing Laboratory (ABSP), RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama/Japan

April 2011 - December 2015:

PhD studies

September 2017 - today:

Postdoctoral researcher


Research interests

ECoG and MRI in humans



  • Iljina O., Derix J., Schirrmeister R. T., Schulze-Bonhage A., Auer P., Aertsen A. and Ball T., "Neurolinguistic and machine-learning perspectives on direct speech BCIs for restoration of naturalistic communication". Brain-Computer Interfaces (2017): 1-14.
  • Derix J, Iljina O, Weiske J, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Ball T (2014). From speech to thought: the neuronal basis of cognitive units in non-experimental, real-life communication investigated using ECoG.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Derix J, Yang S, Lüsebrink F, Fiederer LD, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Speck O, Ball T (2014). Visualization of the amygdalo-hippocampal border and its structural variability by 7T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging.
    Human Brain Mapping 35(9):4316-29
  • Derix J, Iljina O, Schulze-Bonhage A, Aertsen A, Ball T (2012).
    "Doctor" or "darling"? Decoding the communication partner from ECoG of the anterior temporal lobe during non-experimental, real-life social interaction.
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Mutschler I, Wieckhorst B, Kowalevski S, Derix J, Wentlandt J, Schulze-Bonhage A, Ball T (2009). Functional organization of the human anterior insular cortex.
    Neuroscience Letters

  • Ball T, Derix J, Wentlandt J, Wieckhorst B, Speck O, Schulze-Bonhage A, Mutschler I (2009). Anatomical specificity of functional amygdala imaging of responses to stimuli with positive and negative emotional valence
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods



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