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Franziska Rebekka Richter

Franziska Rebekka Richter

Office Phone: (3)33535


I completed a Diploma (Master’s equivalent) in Psychology at the University of Marburg, and went on to complete a DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Dr. Nick Yeung. Subsequently, I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the German academic exchange service (DAAD) at NYU working with Dr. Brice Kuhl. In March of 2015, I began working in the Memory Lab at the University of Cambridge with Dr. Jon Simons.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

I am interested in the brain mechanisms that allow us to process multiple memories at once. My past work has focused on how we use cognitive control to select among concurrently encoded memories, and how different memories might interfere with each other at retrieval. My more recent work focuses on potential benefits of processing multiple memories, such as the possibility to integrate different mnemonic representation into a coherent and complex mnemonic representation. 

Key Publications

Richter, F.R., & Yeung, N. (2016). ERP correlates of encoding success and encoding selectivity in attention switching. PLOS ONE 11(12): e0167396.

Richter, F. R.*, Cooper, R. A*., Bays, P. M., & Simons, J. S. (2016). Distinct neural mechanisms underlie the success, precision, and vividness of episodic memory. eLife5, e18260.

Bonnici, H.M.*, Richter, F.R.*, Yazar, Y., & Simons, J.S. (2016). Multimodal feature integration in the angular gyrus during episodic and semantic retrieval. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 5462-5471. *authors contributed equally

Richter, F. R., Chanales, A. J., & Kuhl, B. A. (2016). Predicting the integration of overlapping memories by decoding mnemonic processing states during learning. NeuroImage. 

Richter, F. R., & Yeung, N. (2015). Corresponding influences of top-down control on task switching and long-term memory. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)68(6), 1124.

Richter, F. R., & Yeung, N. (2014). Neuroimaging studies of task switching. Task switching and cognitive control, 237-271.

Richter, F. R., & Yeung, N. (2012). Memory and cognitive control in task switching. Psychological science, 23(10), 1256-1263.

Jost, K., Khader, P. H., Düsel, P., Richter, F. R., Rohde, K. B., Bien, S., & Rösler, F. (2012). Controlling conflict from interfering long-term memory representations. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 24(5), 1173-1190.