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Yifei He (何奕菲)

Post-doc Researcher


Translational Neuroimaging Lab, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Philipps University Marburg



yifei.he at



Rudolf-Bultmann Straße 8,

35039, Marburg, Germany

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I currently work as a postdoc at the TNM lab, Philipps Univerity Marburg, headed by Prof. Dr. Benjamin Straube. Using primarily EEG, fMRI, and simultaneous EEG-fMRI methods, my research topics include but are not limited to:

  • Sentence-level language processing

  • Speech perception

  • Interaction between language (visual & auditory) and gesture 

  • Action perception & predictive coding

  • Social interaction 

  • Clinical aspects (psychiatric, e.g., schizophrenia) of topics above

10.2016 - present

Postdoctoral researcher 

Translational neuroimaging lab (TNM lab), Philipps University Marburg

01.2010 - 10.2016

PhD Linguistics

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany (with Prof. Dr. Matthias Schlesewsky)

09.2007 - 03.2009

MA & MSc Clinical Linguistics

Erasmus Mundus Masters in Clinical Linguistics (with Dr. Laurie Stowe)

The University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Potsdam University, Germany

09.2002 - 06.2006

BA English Literature & Linguistics

Renmin University of China, China

04.2020 - 04.2022

DFG funded individual research grant (HE8029/2-1):

Multistage-integration during co-speech gesture integration: a systematic investigation combining EEG and fMRI (ca. €240,000), PI: Yifei He, Co-PI: Benjamin Straube.

04.2020 - 04.2022

Cooperation research project funded by University Hospital Giessen-Marburg (UKGM):

Developing and investigating the neurobiological basis for social-cognitive intervention programme for patients with schizophrenia (ca. €104,000), PI: Florian Bitsch, Co-PI: Yifei He, Benjamin Straube.

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