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Tanja Mueller: TeamMember


DPhil Student

Research summary

My present research is focused on the cognitive, neurobiological and neuroanatomical basis of fatigue and its impact on people's motivation. To investigate the underlying mechanisms in both the healthy population and Parkinson's Disease patients, I use computational modelling approaches in combination with effort-based decision making paradigms, self-report measures, and fMRI.


I received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Freiburg, Germany, before working as a research intern at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in a project evaluating the effects of a breathing training and sleep hygiene treatment on psychological and physiological hyperarousal in veterans with PTSD. Following this, I completed an international M.Sc. programme in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, focusing on research on visual attention and perception, and spent one term at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, studying Quantitative Methods and Social Psychology. Currently, I am a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) student at the Department of Experimental Psychology and New College in Oxford.


Motivational fatigue: A neurocognitive framework for the impact of effortful exertion on subsequent motivation

Müller, T., & Apps, M.A.J., 2019, Neuropsychologia, 123, 141-151

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation? A brief overview

Müller, T., 2017, The New Collection, 12, 38-45

Interaction between object-based attention and pertinence values shapes the attentional priority map of a multielement display

Gillebert, C.R., Petersen, A., Van Meel, C., Müller, T., McIntyre, A., Wagemans, J., & Humphreys, G.W., 2016, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42, 866-877

Professional experience and referencing context explain variance in use of spatial frames of reference

Hüther, L., Müller, T., & Spada, H., 2016, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 580-590

Tanja Mueller: CV
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