Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology

Hannah Dorothea Lönneker

Universität Tübingen
Schleichstraße 4
72076 Tübingen

Tel.: +49 (0)7071 29-75529
hannah-dorothea.loennekerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Psychologisches Institut, Schleichstr. 4, 5. Ebene, Zimmer 4.513

Hannah Lönneker is a PhD candidate in the Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology group. Besides working on her dissertation, she is also involved in teaching (diagnostics and research seminars, co-advision of final theses). She completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology in Tübingen. Her time as a research intern at the German Primate Centre in Göttingen and the anesthesiology at Charité Berlin shaped her interest in neuropsychological research in the elderly. After diving into linguistic influences on numerical cognition in her bachelor’s thesis and testing Parkinson’s students for her master’s thesis, she now investigates calculation in Parkinson’s Disease. Her focus is on the following questions: Which basic numerical and calculation deficits do Parkinson’s patients show in comparison to healthy elderly? Can calculation deficits be used for the diagnosis of cognitive impairments? Can calculation deficits be explained with domain-general impairments? How can numerical activities of daily living be measured? How do calculation deficits differ between distinct neurodegenerative dementias? She tries to answer these questions using experimental behavioural methods and systematic literature reviews. Additionally, she works on psychometric criteria in the diagnosis of calculation abilities and replications of effects in number cognition. All her research is shaped by open science principles, especially based on registered reports and open data, material and analyses.

CV & Publications


Research Interests

  • Dyscalculia and impaired numerical activities of daily living in Parkinson's Disease with and without cognitive impairment
  • Dyscalculia in neurodegenerative dementias
  • Diagnostics and psychometrics of calculation abilities
  • Linguistic influences on numerical cognition
  • Experimental psychology and systematic reviews

Academic Career

since 07/2019 Doctoral Researcher, Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
09/18 - 05/19 Master thesis, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research Tübingen, Germany
10/18 - 06/19 Student Tutor in Psychological Diagnostics, Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
2017 - 2019 Master of Science, Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
03/17 - 03/19 Student Research Assistant, Psychosomatics, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Germany
05/15 - 08/16 Student Research Assistant, Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Tübingen, Germany
09/16 - 02/17 Erasmus semester at Universidad de Granada, Spain
2013 - 2017 Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Tübingen, Germany