Dr. Maximilian Friehs

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Phone: +49 (0)651 201 3250
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Curriculum Vitae

Educational / Professional History

since June 2020
Post-Doc position, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, University of Trier

Sept. - Dec. 2019
Visiting Researcher, Research Group Cognition and Plasticity, Max-Planck-Insitute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (Germany).

Feb. – Mar. 2019
Visiting Researcher & Lecturer, Human Computer Interaction - Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

September 2018
Visiting Research Student, Human Computer Interaction - Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

July 2017 - June 2020
Research Assistant (PhD student), Department of Cognitive Psychology,  Prof. Dr. Christian Frings, University of Trier

March - July 2017
Research intern, Human Computer Interaction - Lab, University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

2015 - 2017
Master of Science in Psychology, University of Trier

Aug. - Oct. 2016
Human resource intern, Department Compensation & Performance Management, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH

2012 - 2015
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Trier

Aug. - Dec. 2015
Student assistant, Chancellors office, University of Trier

May - July 2015
Research intern, Department of Differential Psychology, University of Trier

Jan. - Dec. 2014
Student research assistant, Department of Applied Social Psychology, University of Trier

Sep. - Oct. 2014
Research intern, Department for Digital Humanities, University of Trier

Sep. - Dec.2013
Clinical intern, Pfalzklinikum für Psychiatrie & Neurologie in Rockenhausen

April - July 2012
Clinical intern, Zentralinstitut für seelische Gesundheit in Mannheim

Reviewing Activity

Journals

Ad-hoc Reviews

  • ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • ACM CHI PLAY Conference on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
  • Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Entertainment Computing
  • European Journal of Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • International Journal of Psychophysiology
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Co-Reviews

  • Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Journal of Neuroscience Research

Research Interests

  • Neuromodulation via non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Action control and executive functioning
  • Relation between stress and cognitive performance
  • Cognitive Enhancement
  • Human-Computer Interaction in the context of Video Games

Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Friehs, M. A., Dechant, M., Vedress, S., Frings, C., & Mandryk, R. L., (in press). An Effective Gamification of the Stop-Signal Task: Two Controlled Laboratory Experiments. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Serious Games.

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (in press). Evidence Against Combined Effects of Stress and Brain Stimulation on Working Memory. Open Psychology

Frings, C., Domes, G., Friehs, M. A., Geißler. C., & Schneider, K. (in press). Food for Your Mind? The Effect of Tyrosine on Selective Attention. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.

Alexandrovsky, D., Friehs, M. A., Birk, M. V., Yates, R. K., & Mandryk, R. L. (2019). Game Dynamics that Support Snacking, not Feasting. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2019). doi 10.1145/3311350.3347151

Bowey, J. T., Friehs, M. A., and Mandryk, R. L. (2019). Red or Blue Pill: Fostering Identification and Transportation through Dialogue Choices in RPGs. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (p. 28). ACM. doi 10.1145/3337722.3337734

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (2019). Cathodal tDCS increases Stop-Signal Reaction Time. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-14. doi 10.3758/s13415-019-00740-0.

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (2019). Offline beats Online: transcranial direct current stimulation timing influences on working memory. NeuroReport, 30 (12), 795-799. doi 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001272. 

Friehs, M. A., Güldenpenning, I., Frings, C. & Weigelt, M. (2019). Electrify your Game! Anodal tDCS Increases the Resistance to Head Fakes in Basketball. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1-9.

Friehs, M., & Frings, C. (2018). Pimping Inhibition: Anodal tDCS enhances Stop-Signal Reaction Time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(12), 1933-1945. doi 10.1037/xhp0000579

Frings, C., Brinkmann, T., Friehs, M., & van Lipzig, T. (2018). Single session tDCS over the left DLPFC disrupts interference processing. Brain & Cognition,120, 1-7. doi 10.1016/j.bandc.2017.11.005

Birk, M. V., Friehs, M. A. & Mandryk, R. L. (2017). Age-Based Preferences and Player Experience: A Crowdsourced Cross-sectional Study. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2017), 157-170. doi 10.1145/3116595.3116608


Conference Contributions / Talks

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (2019). Evidence Against Combined Effects of Stress and Brain Stimulation on Working Memory. Talk at the 52nd Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Oct. 18.-20., 2019, Hildesheim, Germany.

Friehs, M. A., & Frings, C. (2019). Taking tDCS into the "field" - Replication and Application. Talk at the 8th Doktorandenworkshop der Allgemeinen Psychologie (A-Dok), 25.07. – 28.07.2019 Mannheim, Germany.

Friehs, M. A & Frings, C. (2018). Timing is crucial - Differentiating online and offline tDCS effects on working memory. Talk at the 51st Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie (HexKoP), Oct. 26.-28., 2018, Aachen, Germany.

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (2018). Modulation of response inhibition via tDCS - Insights from fundamental research. Talk at the Internation Neuropsychological Society 2018 Mid-Year Meeting (INS 2018), July 18. - 20., 2018, Prague, Czech Republic.

Friehs, M. A., & Frings, C. (2018). Neuromodulation of working memory processes. Vortrag auf dem 7. nationalen Doktorandenworkshop der Allgemeinen Psychologie (A-Dok), 12.07. – 15.07.2018 Mainz, Germany.

Friehs, M. A. & Frings, C. (2018). Pimping Inhibition: Anodal tDCS enhances Stop-Signal Reaction Time. Talk at the 60th Conference of Experimental Psychologists (TeaP 2018), March 11. - 14., 2018, Germany.

Frings, C., Brinkmann, T., Friehs, M. A., & van Lipzig, T. (2017). Cathodal tDCS over the left DLPFC disrupts interference processing. Talk at the 50th Herbsttreffen experimentelle Kognitionspsychologie, Nov. 3.-5., 2017, Ulm, Germany.


Invited Talks

Friehs, M. A. (2019). Insights from fundamental research - Neuromodulation of executive functioning. Invited talk for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Department for Epidemiology & Cancer Control. Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 18.03.2019.

Friehs, M. A. (2019). Neuromodulation & Cognitive Enhancement - Using tDCS & Stress to modify human cognition. Invited talk for the Department of Cognitive Psychology, Cognition & Behavior (Prof. Dr. Kunde), Universität Würzburg (Germany), 10.01.2019.

Friehs, M. A. (2018). Neuromodulation via tDCS - Modification of cognitive control processes. Invited Talk at the Max-Planck-Institute Leipzig, Department of Neuropsychology, 10.04.2018.

Friehs, M. A. (2018). Neuromodulation via tDCS: tDCS Einflüsse auf die Handlungssteuerung. Eingeladener Vortrag in der Arbeitsgruppe Psychologie und Bewegung, Department Sport und Gesundheit, Universität Paderborn, 14.02.2018.

Friehs, M. A. (2018). Bedtime stories with Max: An introduction to tDCS and its applications. Invited talk for the The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 26.01.2018.