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Simon Greipl

Research assistant


LMU Munich
Department of Media and Communication
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80538 Munich

Phone: +49(89)2180-

Office hours:
By appointment

Work group

LB Rieger

Further Information

Simon Greipl studied psychology at the University of Salzburg (M.Sc. 2016) and wrote his master's thesis on neurofunctional reading development in five- to seven-year-old children. He then spent a year as a research assistant at the University of Marburg, where he was responsible for the automatic content analysis of news coverage about refugees during the 2015 crisis. In August 2017, he started as a research assistant and PhD student at the "Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien" (Tübingen). He worked in the project "Advantages of a game-based cognitive interface" of the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Cognitive Interfaces". Among other things, his PhD thesis sheds light on the neurofunctional and emotional aspects of game-based learning. Since January 2020, Simon Greipl is a research assistant in a research project in the teaching and research area of Prof. Dr. Rieger at the Institute of Communication Science and Media Research at LMU Munich.

Resarch Focus: Mr. Greipl's methodological interests range from text mining to neurocognitive methods. Among other things, he investigates digital learning games with a special focus on the reciprocity between emotion and cognition. Within the project he deals with the detection and analysis of radicalization processes and extremism on the internet..