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Prof. Shu-Chen Li, PhD

Research focus

  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
  • Neuromodulation of Cognition and Motivation
  • Brain and Behavioral Plasticity
  • Prenatal Influences on Child and Adolescent Development

​Official position 

Chair of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience,


Faculty of Psychology, TU Dresden

Business address 

Zellescher Weg 17 Rm. A233,
01069 Dresden

Academic education and degrees


B.Sc. Psychology, City Univ. of Oklahoma, USA


M.Sc. Cognitive Psychology, Univ. of Oklahoma, USA


Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Univ. of Oklahoma, USA


Habilitation Psychology, Free University Berlin, Germany


Professional career

​1994 - 1995

Postdoc, McGill University, Montreal Canada

​1994 - 1998

Postdoc, MPI for Human Development, Berlin Germany

​1998 - 2012

Research Scientist, MPI for Human Development, Berlin Germany

​2012 - present

Prof. of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience (W3), TU Dresden, Germany


Honors, awards and positions

Since 2019

Speaker of Excellence Cluster Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop

​​Since 2020

​​Member of Board of Trustees Körber-Stiftung


Current journal editorial positions

​Since 2008

​Neuroscience& Biobehavioral Reviews


10 most important peer-reviewed papers (10 out of: 141, SCOPUS h-index: 41)

  1. Dix A, Li SC. Incentive motivation improves numerosity discrimination: Insights from pupillometry combined with drift-diffusion modelling. Scientific Reports. 2020;10:2068,1-11.
  2. Adelhoefer N, Gohil K, Passow S, Beste C, Li SC. Lateral prefrontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation augments resolution of auditory perceptual-attentional conflicts. NeuroImage. 2019;199:217-227.
  3. llg L, Klados M, Alexander N, Kirschbaum C, Li SC. Long-term impacts of prenatal synthetic glucocorticoids exposure on functional brain correlates of cognitive monitoring in adolescence. Scientific Reports. 2018;8(7715):1-11.
  4. Wittkuhn LW, Eppinger B, Bartsch LM, Thurm F, Korb FM, Li SC.  Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Over Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Modulates Value-Based Learning During Sequential Decision-Making. NeuroImage. 2018;167:384-395.
  5. Eppinger B, Heekeren HR, Li SC. Age differences in the neural mechanisms of intertemporal choice under subjective decision conflict. Cerebral Cortex. 2017;28:1-17.
  6. Thurm F, Schuck NW, Fauser M, Doeller CF, Stankevich Y … Li SC. Dopamine modulation of spatial navigation memory in Parkinson's disease. Neurobiology of Aging. 2016;38:93-103.
  7. Schuck NW, Doeller CF, Polk TA, Lindenberger U, Li SC. Human aging alters the neurocomputation and representation of space. NeuroImage. 2015;117:141-150.
  8. Li SC, Rieckmann A. Neuromodulation and aging: implications of aging neuronal gain control on cognition. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 2014;29:148-158.
  9. Li SC, Lindenberger U, Hommel B, Aschersleben G, Prinz W, Baltes PB. Transformations in the couplings among intellectual abilities and constituent cognitive processes across the life span. Psychological Science. 2004;15:155-163.
  10. Li SC, Lindenberger U, Sikström S. Aging cognition: From neuromodulation to representation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 2001;5:479-486.
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