Postdoctoral Assistant
+41 61 207 02 40
University of Basel
Department of Psychology
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
Office 309
Birmannsgasse 8
CH - 4055 Basel


  • 1: Spalek K, Fastenrath M, Ackermann S, Auschra B, Coynel D, Frey J, Gschwind L, Hartmann F, van der Maarel N, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain D, Milnik A. Sex-Dependent Dissociation between Emotional Appraisal and Memory: A Large-Scale Behavioral and fMRI Study. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21;35(3):920-35. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2384-14.2015. PubMed PMID: 25609611.
  • 2: Fastenrath M, Coynel D, Spalek K, Milnik A, Gschwind L, Roozendaal B, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain DJ. Dynamic modulation of amygdala-hippocampal connectivity by emotional arousal. J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 15;34(42):13935-47. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0786-14.2014. PubMed PMID: 25319690.
  • 3: Vogler C, Gschwind L, Coynel D, Freytag V, Milnik A, Egli T, Heck A, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A. Substantial SNP-based heritability estimates for working memory performance. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Sep 9;4:e438. doi: 10.1038/tp.2014.81. PubMed PMID: 25203169; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4203010.
  • 4: Toussaint PJ, Maiz S, Coynel D, Doyon J, Messé A, de Souza LC, Sarazin M, Perlbarg V, Habert MO, Benali H. Characteristics of the default mode functional connectivity in normal ageing and Alzheimer's disease using resting state fMRI with a combined approach of entropy-based and graph theoretical measurements. Neuroimage. 2014 Nov 1;101:778-86. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 25111470.
  • 5: Harrisberger F, Spalek K, Smieskova R, Schmidt A, Coynel D, Milnik A, Fastenrath M, Freytag V, Gschwind L, Walter A, Vogel T, Bendfeldt K, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A, Borgwardt S. The association of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and the hippocampal volumes in healthy humans: a joint meta-analysis of published and new data. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2014 May;42:267-78. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.03.011. Epub 2014 Mar 24. PubMed PMID: 24674929.
  • 6: Heck A, Fastenrath M, Ackermann S, Auschra B, Bickel H, Coynel D, Gschwind L, Jessen F, Kaduszkiewicz H, Maier W, Milnik A, Pentzek M, Riedel-Heller SG, Ripke S, Spalek K, Sullivan P, Vogler C, Wagner M, Weyerer S, Wolfsgruber S, de Quervain DJ, Papassotiropoulos A. Converging genetic and functional brain imaging evidence links neuronal excitability to working memory, psychiatric disease, and brain activity. Neuron. 2014 Mar 5;81(5):1203-13. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.010. Epub 2014 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 24529980; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4205276.
  • 7: Luksys G, Ackermann S, Coynel D, Fastenrath M, Gschwind L, Heck A, Rasch B, Spalek K, Vogler C, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain D. BAIAP2 is related to emotional modulation of human memory strength. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 2;9(1):e83707. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083707. eCollection 2014. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(3):e92933. PubMed PMID: 24392092; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3879265.
  • 8: Ackermann S, Spalek K, Rasch B, Gschwind L, Coynel D, Fastenrath M, Papassotiropoulos A, de Quervain DJ. Testosterone levels in healthy men are related to amygdala reactivity and memory performance. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2012 Sep;37(9):1417-24. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.01.008. Epub 2012 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 22341731.
  • 9: Coynel D, Marrelec G, Perlbarg V, Pélégrini-Issac M, Van de Moortele PF, Ugurbil K, Doyon J, Benali H, Lehéricy S. Dynamics of motor-related functional integration during motor sequence learning. Neuroimage. 2010 Jan 1;49(1):759-66. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.08.048. Epub 2009 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 19716894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2764831.