ESR1 Anna Trimborn 


Anna Trimborn is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, working in the Institute of Neuroscience. During her M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour (NL) Anna conducted her thesis research using brain imaging techniques (fMRI) and advanced machine-learning approaches to investigate how individuals understand other agents’ actions by taking available contextual information into account. Particularly those methodological skills in study-design and programming abilities prepare her well to approach the effects of hate from a neuroscientific angle in the NETHATE consortium. In her Bachelor, Anna studied Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Jena (GER) and the University of Kent (UK). In her thesis she focused on the implicit learning of statistical regularities using brain stimulation, which led to her first co-authored publication. Besides her studies, Anna volunteered in a housing project for adolescents with psychological difficulties and as a scholarship ambassador, helping students from underrepresented backgrounds to get the (financial) support they need to attend university. Anna is truly excited to be part of NETHATE, because the interdisciplinary set-up with exciting secondments fosters the application of scientific results to create positive change in society, which is what she thrives for.