ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Group Members

Dr. phil. Aleksandra Eberhard-Moscicka

Senior Researcher

Departments of Neurology and BioMedical Research, Perception and Eye Movement Laboratory

+41 31 632 01 89
Postal Address
Perception and Eye Movement Laboratory
University Hospital, Inselspital
Freiburgstrasse 46, E414
3010 Bern
  • Short Research Visit, Center for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA (October 2019)

  • Research Stay, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (January-May 2018)

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood, University of Zurich, CH (2017-2018)

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of Neurology and BioMedical Research, Perception and Eye Movement Laboratory, University Hospital, Inselspital, CH (2016-today)

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Zurich, CH (2015-2016)

  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Zurich; ZNZ International PhD Program in Neuroscience, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, CH (2015)

  • Functional MRI Visiting Fellowship, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, USA (2014)

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Wroclaw, PL and University of South Wales, UK (2010)

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of South Wales, UK (2009)


Project grants, Prizes & Fellowships

  • Spark Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF; with D. Cazzoli) 100’000 CHF. “Better to focus or to spread? Signal propagation and its relationship to cognitive performance in the aging human brain”. (2019)

  • DBMR Poster Prize for the best clinical project 2’000 CHF. “The influence of inhibitory theta burst stimulation over the intact hemisphere on visual neglect & sleep parameters“. (2018)

  • GRC Travel Grant of the Graduate Campus Zurich for covering travel costs of the research stay (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK). 4’000 CHF. (2017)

  • Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology 50’000 CHF. “Neurocognitive mechanisms of learning to read and write in the native and foreign language: development and prediction”. (2015)

  • GRC Short Grant of the Graduate Campus Zurich for Functional MRI Visiting Fellowship (Boston, USA). 1’500 CHF. (2014)

  • ZNZ Travel Grant of the Neuroscience Center Zurich for the 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS, San Francisco, USA). 1’200 CHF. (2012)

Diana, L., Frei, M., Chesham, A., de Jong, D., Chiffi, K., Nyffeler, T., Bassetti, C. L., Göbel, N., Eberhard-Moscicka, A. K., & Müri, R. M. (2020). A divergent approach to pareidolias – Exploring creativity in a novel way. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Hartmann, M., Sommer, N. R., Diana, L., Müri, R. M., & Eberhard-Moscicka, A. K. (2019). Further to the right: Viewing distance modulates attentional asymmetries (‘pseudoneglect’) during visual exploration. Brain and Cognition, 129, 40-48.

Mensen, A., Pigorini, A., Facchin, L., Schöne, C., D’Ambrosio, S., Jendoubi, J., Jaramillo, V., Chiffi, K., Eberhard-Moscicka, A. K., Sarasso, S., Adamantidis, A., Müri, R. M., Huber R., Massimini M., & Bassetti C. (2019). Sleep as a model to understand neuroplasticity and recovery after stroke: observational, perturbational and interventional approaches. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 313, 37-43.

Eberhard-Moscicka A. K., Jost L. B., Raith M., & Maurer U. (2015). Neurocognitive mechanisms of learning to read: print tuning in beginning readers related to word-reading fluency and semantics but not phonology. Developmental Science, 18(1), 106-118.

Eberhard-Moscicka A. K., Jost L. B., Fehlbaum L. V., Pfenninger S. E., & Maurer U. (2016). Temporal dynamics of early visual word processing - early versus late N1 sensitivity in children and adults. Neuropsychologia, 91, 509-518.

Jost, L. B., Eberhard-Moscicka, A. K., Pleisch, G., Heusser, V., Brandeis, D., Zevin, J. D., & Maurer, U. (2015). Native and non-native speech sound processing and the neural mismatch responses: A longitudinal study on classroom-based foreign language learning. Neuropsychologia, 72, 94-104.

Jost L. B., Eberhard-Moscicka A. K., Frisch C., Dellwo V., & Maurer U. (2013). Integration of Spoken and Written Words in Beginning Readers: A Topographic ERP Study. Brain Topography, 1-15.