José Carlos Garcia Alanis

Research Fellow

Contact information

+49 6421 28-23821 jose.garciaalanis@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Room: 01045 resp. +1045)

Curriculum Vitae 

  • Education

    2015-
    PhD project, working titel of thesis: "The electrophysiology of individual differences in executive-dependent decision-making: Differential effects of person-environment interaction in goal-directed behaviour"
    2014 
    Diploma in Psychology (M.Sc. equiv.), Philipps-Universität Marburg
     Title of thesis: "Electrophysiological correlates of outcome monitoring and extraversion in cooperative vs. competitive reward context" 
    2012 
    Vordiplom (B.Sc. equiv.) in Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
    2009 - 2014       
    Studied Psychology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg

  • Work Experience and Affiliations

    01.2016–04.2016
    Visiting Researcher at the Human Neuroimaging Lab (PI: Dr. Alain Dagher), Montreal Neurological Institut, McGill University. Marburg International Doctorate Travel Programme (IPID4all)
     2014  - Present          
     Research and Teaching Assistant (Wiss. Mitarbeiter), Neuropsychology Unit, Experimental and Biological Psychology Section, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. M. Peper)
     2014 – Present          
     Lab Manager, Executive Emotion Lab, Neuropsychology Unit, Experimental and Biological Psychology Section, Philipps-Universität Marburg (Prof. Dr. Dr. M. Peper)
     Feb 2014 - Sep 2014          
     Student Research Assistant, Cognitive Neuroscience of Perception and Action, Experimental and Biological Psychology Section, Philipps-Universität Marburg
    Oct 2013 - Mar 2014          
     Student Research Assistant, Neuropsychology Unit, Experimental and Biological Psychology Section, Philipps-Universität Marburg
     Sep 2013 - Dez 2013          
     Research Intern, Anxiety Disorders Research Unit, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin

Recent Award:

García Alanis, J.C., Güth, M.R., & Peper, M. (2018). Fronto-parietal oscillations reflect distinct proactive and reactive cognitive control mechanisms in the human brain. 

Publications

García Alanis, J.C., Güth, M., & Peper, M. (in preparation). Fronto-parietal oscillations reflect distinct proactive and reactive cognitive control mechanisms in the human brain.
García Alanis, J. C. Baker, T. E., Peper, M., & M.-L. Chavanon. (submitted). Affiliation and agency moderate the effects of competitive and cooperative task contexts on the error-related negativity.
Chavanon., M.-L., García Alanis, J. C., Christiansen, H., & Albrecht, B. (submitted). Expectancy and expectancy violations: Integrating learning mechanisms and associated brain electrical activity in a developmental perspective.
Bahn, D., Vesker, M., García Alanis, J. C., Schwarzer, G., & Kauschke, C. (2017). Age-dependent positivity-bias in children’s processing of emotion terms. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1268. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01268

Congress Contributions

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    García Alanis, J.C., Güth, M.R., & Peper, M. (2018). Fronto-parietal oscillations reflect distinct proactive and reactive cognitive control mechanisms in the human brain. 44. Tagung der DGPs/DGPA, "Psychologie und Gehirn", 31.05.-02.06.2018, Universität Gießen. [PuG Conference Poster Award 2018]
    Thiele, J.Ch., García Alanis, J.C., Molter, A., & Peper, M. (2018). Risky behaviour in an Iowa Gambling Task is enhanced by an interpersonal competitive context. 44. Tagung der DGPs/DGPA, "Psychologie und Gehirn", 31.05.-02.06.2018, Universität Gießen.
    Ronoh, E.K., García Alanis, J.C., Taentzer, G., & Peper, M. (2018). Induction of unilateral neglect-like behaviour in healthy subjects: Exploring ambulatory assessment techniques. 44. Tagung der DGPs/DGPA, "Psychologie und Gehirn", 31.05.-02.06.2018, Universität Gießen.
    Güth, M.R., García Alanis, J.C., & Peper, M. (2018). Keep calm and carry on: Reduced central-parietal positivity and increased resistance to emotional interference in subjects with psychopathic traits during a continuous performance task. 44. Tagung der DGPs/DGPA, "Psychologie und Gehirn", 31.05.-02.06.2018, Universität Gießen.

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    García Alanis, J. C. & Peper, M. (2017, October). The time course of cognitive control: New insight under relaxed linearity assumptions. Poster to be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (Austria), Vienna, W.
    Güth M.R., García Alanis, J. C., Herholz, P., Peper, M., & Sommer, J. (2017, June). Comparing multimodal data integration approaches for simultaneous EEG-fMRI recordings. Poster presented at the 43rd DGPs/DGPA Tagung Psychologie und Gehirn (Germany), Trier, RP.
    Güth M.R., Herholz, P., García Alanis, J. C., Peper, M., & Sommer, J. (2017, March). Neural mechanisms of Cognitive Control: Insights from simultaneous EEG/fMRI-recordings. Poster presented at the 12th Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (Germany), Göttingen, NI.
    Güth, M., García Alanis, J. C., & Peper, M. (2017, October). Electrophysiological correlates of cognitive control and emotion regulation in subjects with psychopathic traits. Poster to be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (Austria), Vienna, W.
    Peper, M., Ronoh, E., García Alanis, J. C., Ludwig, J., & Taentzer, G. (2017, September). "NeglectDetect": Exploring a new mobile assessment and stimulation technique for the remediation of hemineglect-like behaviors.Poster to be presented at the 32. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neuropsychologie (Germany), Konstanz, BW.
    Vainik, U., Baker, T. E., Misic, B., Dahar, M., Zeighami, Y., García Alanis, J. C., Collins, L., Dagher, A. (2017, June). More than inhibition. Diverse brain structures and cognitive tests associate with body weight. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (Canada), Vancouver, BC.

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    García Alanis, J. C. (2016, February). Performance monitoring ERPs in the context of social interaction. In L. Fellows & A. Dagher (Chair), Human Neuroimaging Lab Meeting. Presentation at the Montreal Neurological Institute (Canada), Montreal, QB.
    García Alanis, J. C., Chavanon, M.-L., Musci, C., & Peper, M. (2016, August). Fronto-parietal oscillatory patterns reflect preparatory top-down control and active behavioural adaption during a continuous performance task.Poster presentation at the 6th Motivation and Cognitive Control Symposium (Scotland), St. Andrews (FIF).
    Hammelrath, L., García Alanis, J. C., Güth, M., Chavanon, M.-L., & Peper, M., (2016, May). The cognitive consequences of supressing emotional expression – an ERP study. Poster presented at the DGPs/DGPA 42. Tagung Psychologie und Gehirn (Germany), Berlin, BE.
    Güth, M., García Alanis, J. C., Chavanon, M.-L., Hammelrath, L., & Peper, M., (2016, May). Individual differences in reward sensitivity predict dynamic exertion of cognitive control during emotion suppression. Poster presented at the DGPs/DGPA 42. Tagung Psychologie und Gehirn (Germany), Berlin, BE.
    Vainik, U., Baker, T. E., García Alanis, J. C., Dagher, A., (2016, May). Cognitive accuracy partly mediates the negative association between obesity and the thickness of parahippocampal cortex. Poster presented at the 2nd Symposium of JA DeSève Research Chair in Nutrition (Canada), Montreal, QB.
    Peper, M., Chavanon, M.-L., Güth, M.R., Hammelrath, L., & García Alanis, J. C. (2016, September). Emotionsregulation und Arbeitsgedächtnis: Effekte von Ausdruckssuppression unter aversiven Bedingungen auf die kognitive Kontrolle. Poster presented at the 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (Germany), Leipzig, SN.
    Peper, M., Chavanon, M.-L., Güth, M., Hammelrath, L., & García Alanis, J. C. (2016, October). Arbeitsgedächtnis und Emotionsregulation: Effekte emotionaler Beanspruchung auf die prospektive kognitive Kontrolle. Poster presented at the 31. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neuropsychologie (Germany), Würzburg, BY.
    Peper, M., Güth, M., Chavanon, M.-L., & García Alanis, J. C. (2016, November). Cognitive control during voluntary emotion regulation in successful psychopathy. Poster presented at the Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (Germany), Berlin, BE.

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    García Alanis, J. C., Chavanon, M.-L., Baker, T. E. & Peper, M. (2015, October). Agentic and affiliative extraversion differentially modulate the effects of two social contexts on electrophysiological measures of outcome monitoring. Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Seattle, WA.
    García Alanis, J. C., Chavanon, M.-L., Baker, T. E. & Peper, M. (2015, June). Effects of interpersonal motivation and social context on error-related brain potentials. Poster presented at the DGPs/DGPA 41. Tagung Psychologie und Gehirn (Germany), Frankfurt am Main, HE.
    García Alanis, J. C., Chavanon, M.-L., Baker, T. E. & Peper, M. (2015, September). Effects of agentic and affiliative extraversion on electrophysiological measures of performance monitoring during social interaction. In D. Hagemeyer (Chair), Genetics and Biological Foundations. Symposium conducted at the DPPD 13. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeits-psychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (Germany), Mainz, RP.
    Peper, M., García Alanis, J. C., Güht, M., & Chavanon, M.-L. (2015, September). Effects of gender and psychopathy on motivational conflict processing. Poster presented at the DPPD 13. Arbeitstagung der Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik (Germany), Mainz, RP.

Taching Activities:

Seminars in Neuropsychological Assessment, Experimental Practica, Emotion and Motivation, Social Cognition:
SoSe 2017: B-VLPa-Seminar C: Handlungssteuerung - Emotion, Motivation oder Kognition
WiSe 2016- 2017: B-NP2a-Seminar B: Neuropsychologische Störungsbilder in Neurologie und Psychiatrie (Lehrauftrag)
WiSe 2016-2017: B-EXP-Praktikum B: Kognitive Kontrolle und zielgerichtete Handlungssteuerung 
SoSe 2016: B-VLPa-Seminar C: Handlungssteuerung - Emotion, Motivation oder Kognition
SoSe 2015: B-NP3a-Seminar A: Arbeitsfelder der Neurowissenschaftlichen Psychologie II – Neuropsychologische Diagnostik und Rehabilitation
SoSe 2015: B-NP3a-Seminar B: Arbeitsfelder der Neurowissenschaftlichen Psychologie II – Neuropsychologische Diagnostik und Rehabilitation 
WiSe 2014-2015: B-VEWb-Seminar B: Soziale Kognition 

Administration:

05.2017- aktuell: Mittelbau-Vertreter in der Gleichstellungskommission
07.2015-06.2017: MARA Direktorium (Vertreter der Promovierenden)
07.2015-06.2017: MARA Ausschuss Reisekostenbeihilfen
01.2015-05.2017: Bachelor-Master-Kommission (Mittelbau-Vertreter)

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