Mareike Grotheer, PhD

Photo: Jan-Peter Kasper/FSU

Welcome! I am a Junior Research Group Leader at the Philipps University Marburg, where I am affiliated with the Center for Mind Brain and Behavior ( as well as the Department of Psychology ( Before moving to Marburg, I completed 5 years of Post-Doctoral training in the Vision and Perception Neuroscience Lab (PI: Prof. Kalanit Grill-Spector) at Stanford University in the US.

My research explores the neural substrates of math and reading using a multimodal approach that combines functional, diffusion and quantitative MRI, with behavioral measures. Generally, I am interested in how education and learning shape the brain. For more details see the Research page.