Dr Leonie Glitz

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Dr Leonie Glitz

Postdoctoral Researcher

Leonie completed an MA (Honours) in Psychology at the University of St Andrews before moving to Oxford to for the MSc in Psychological Research in 2018. For her MSc dissertation, Leonie worked with Professor Chris Summerfield and Dr Neil Garrett and investigated whether humans are able to detect whether state transition models are shared across sets of contexts or not. As a follow-up to this project, which continued on into her PhD, Leonie also collected a full fMRI dataset and used univariate and multivariate analysis tools to investigate the neural signatures of adaptive transition model sharing in the brain.

From 2019 to 2024, Leonie undertook her PhD supervised primarily by Professor Chris Summerfield in the department of Experimental Psychology. During her PhD, Leonie used behavioural, computational and neuroimaging methods to investigate how the order in which we teach humans the associations that make up a complex associative structure or cognitive map affects how robustly the structure is learned and the nature of its representation in the brain. Leonie’s PhD was funded by a Waverley Scholarship in collaboration with the Clarendon Fund.

In 2024, Leonie started as a postdoctoral researcher in the Barron Group. In her postdoctoral work, she will be investigating how the mechanisms underlying memory formation and inference are distorted in psychosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging.