Jennifer Paszek


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Jennifer Paszek CV
01.2011 - PostDoc
10.2007 - 01.2011 PhD student, Institute for Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and MEG-Lab, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Düsseldorf
01.2010 - 05.2010 Research period at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MARrc), Melbourne, Australia. Research focus: Investigating the role of the supplementary motor area (SMA) in healthy subjects by means of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
September 2007 Diploma in Psychology (with honors)
Diploma Thesis “SAM”: A priming-based mean to detect malingerers
2005 - 2007 Job training in EEG (at Heinrich-Heine University, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Düsseldorf)
2004 - 2007 Job training in neuropsychological diagnostics (at Max-Planck-Institute for Neuropsychological Research and at the University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Cologne)
2004 - 2007 Psychology studies at the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf
2002 - 2004 Psychology studies at the University of Bielefeld completed with intermediate diploma
2001 - 2002 Internship followed by nine months as member of the scientific staff in the field of applied media research.
2001 University entrance diploma (Abitur), Königin-Luise-Gymnasium, Cologne

 

Research interest:

  • Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology

Specific fields:

  • Movement disorders / Gilles de la Tourette syndrome / Mirror Neuron System /
    neurophysiological functions
  • Malingering

Current Projects:

  • Functional interactions of motor control in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (in cooperation with Tourette ambulance at  University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg)
  • Symptom validity tests (in cooperation with the University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Cologne)

 

Publications:

Paper:

Franzkowiak, S., Pollok, B., Biermann-Ruben, K., Sudmeyer, M., Paszek, J., Jonas, M., Thomalla, G., Baumer, T., Orth, M., Munchau, A., Schnitzler, A. (2010). Altered pattern of motor cortical activation-inhibition during voluntary movements in Tourette syndrome. Movement Disorders, 25 (12), 1960-1966.

Paszek, J., Pollok, B., Biermann-Ruben, K., Müller-Vahl, K., Roessner, V., Thomalla, G., Robertson, M.M., Orth, M., Schnitzler, A., Münchau, A. (2010). Is it a tic? - Twenty seconds to make a diagnosis. Movement Disorders, 25 (8), 1106-1108.

Bangard, C., Paszek, J., Berg, F., Eyl, G., Kessler, J., Lackner, K. & Gossmann, A. (2007). MR imaging of claustrophobic patients in an open 1.0T scanner: Motion artifacts and patient acceptability compared with closed bore magnets. European Journal of Radiology, 64 (1), 152 – 157.

Abstracts:

Paszek, J., Pollok, B., Biermann-Ruben, K., Müller-Vahl, K., Roessner, V., Thomalla, G., Robertson, M.M., Orth, M., Schnitzler, A., Münchau, A. (2010). Is it a tic? - Twenty seconds to make a diagnosis. Movement Disorders, 25 (Suppl. 2), S181-565.

Franzkowiak, S., Pollok, B., Biermann-Ruben, K., Sudmeyer, M., Paszek, J., Jonas,M., Thomalla, G., Baumer, T., Orth, M., Munchau, A., Schnitzler, A. (2010). Altered pattern of motor cortical activation-inhibition during voluntary movements in Tourette syndrome. Movement Disorders, 25 (Suppl. 2), S181-565.

Bangard, C., Paszek, J., Berg, F., Eyl, G., Kessler, J., Lackner, K. & Gossmann, A. (2007). MR Untersuchung klaustrophobischer Patienten in einem offenen 1.0 Tesla MR System: Bewegungsartefakte und Untersuchungsakzeptanz verglichen mit geschlossenen MR Systemen [Motion artifacts and patient acceptability compared with closed bore magnets]. RöFo: Fortschritte auf dem Gebiet der Röntgenstrahlen und der bildgebenden Verfahren, 179 (Suppl.).

Paszek, J., Niedeggen, M. & Kessler, J. (2007). Reaction times in a priming task as a means of detecting malingerers. Neuro-Visionen 4 – Perspektiven in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Symposium der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Hossmann, K. (ed), p. 249 – 250, Schöningh Verlag, Paderborn, 2007.

Paszek, J., Niedeggen, M., Avci, S. & Kessler, J. (2006). Erfassung von Simulation, Aggravation, Malingering – Erste Daten zum Test „SAM“ [Detection of simulation, aggravation, malingering – first data for the test „SAM“]. Aktuelle Neurologie, 33 (Suppl.), S. 49.

Talks:

Kessler, J. & Paszek, J. (2007). Kann man sich vor einer Demenz schützen? [Is it possible to protect oneself against dementia?]. Vortrag auf dem 12. Psychologiestudierenden Kongress.

Paszek, J., Avci, S. & Kessler, J. (2006). SAM. Psychometrische Erfassung von Simulation, Aggravation oder Malingering [SAM. Psychometric detection of simulation, aggravation or malingering]. Vortrag auf der Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TeaP).

 

Teaching / Supervising

Teaching / Supervising
2007: Workshop: Execution and interpretation of dementia screening proceedings. Kalbe, E., Paszek, J. & Kessler, J. (2007). Erstes Kölner Demenz Symposium, 01.09.2007, University of Cologne, Department of Neurology, Germany
2008: Supervising Diploma Thesis: SAM – a new concept for malingering detection in neuropsychological survey at University of Cologne, Germany
Since 2008: Teaching: Medical Psychology for MD students

 

Grants:

DAAD travel grant for the 14th International MDS Congress in Buenos Aires

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) short term research fellowship