Cognition and Perception


Dr. Donna Bryce
Group Leader

Donna Bryce is a Margarete von Wrangell Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Tübingen. Donna is fascinated by how we learn to monitor and control our own behaviour to achieve our goals and takes a multi-method approach to addressing this research question. Her long-term goal is to build on findings from developmental cognitive psychology to best support children’s self-regulated learning in the classroom and at home. Outside of work, Donna enjoys building wooden train tracks with her kids, and being by the sea.

Dr. Janina Eberhart
Postdoctoral Researcher

Janina Eberhart is a developmental psychologist researching children’s cognitive development in educational contexts, in particular their self-regulation and executive functions. She completed a PhD in the Centre for Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at the University of Cambridge and focused on children’s classroom experiences and their executive function development. 

Theodora-Hera Potamianou
PhD Candidate

Hera holds a BSc in Molecular Biology & Genetics from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. Since 2021, she has worked as a PhD candidate in Psychology at the University of Tübingen. She is fascinated by how children perceive and adapt to the world and wants to better understand how we learn to concentrate and control our thoughts and behavior. Hera loves camping by the sea with a good book and in her free time enjoys playing music, charades and being dramatic.

Hannah Kaiser
Research assistant and Master's student

Hannah graduated and is currently studying Psychology at the University of Tübingen. She is interested in cognitive control and neuroscience. She likes it most of all when it rains, because then she can sit cosily and read a book, or go for a walk in the rain with her hood up and enjoy a podcast.

Sarah Gläser
Research assistant and Bachelor student

Sarah is currently studying her bachelor's degree in Psychology and joined the team because she enjoys working with children. She likes doing yoga, other sports and sitting in the kitchen with her many roommates to chat about the world, life and everything in between.

Selina Braun
Research assistant and Bachelor student

Greta Thunhorst
Research assistant and Bachelor student