Philip Brandner is a PhD Candidate in the SYNC lab. Philip studied history and biology in Austria before completing his research master in Neuroscience from Utrecht University. During his masters he worked on brain development in twins and later on face perception in epilepsy at Rockefeller University in New York.

Philip started as a PhD candidate at the Brain & Development research center in Leiden in December 2017. He investigates the underlying neural architecture of prosocial development in children and adolescents. Especially of cooperative social scenarios and the influences of the parents on individual differences in children’s brain development and behavior. This longitudinal research project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone and Prof. Dr. Berna Güroğlu (Leiden University).

AES Young Investigator Award, American Epilepsy Society (2017)

Research interests: Prosocial Development, Family Relationships, Brain Connectivity & networks

Pressl, C., Brandner, P., Schaffelhofer, S., Blackmon, K., Dugan, P., Holmes, M., … Freiwald, W. A. (2019). Resting state functional connectivity patterns associated with pharmacological treatment resistance in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Research, 149.

Teeuw, J., Brouwer, R. M., Guimarães, J. P. O. F. T., Brandner, P., Koenis, M. M. G., Swagerman, S. C., … Hulshoff Pol, H. E. (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on functional connectivity within and between canonical cortical resting-state networks throughout adolescent development in boys and girls. NeuroImage, 202, 116073.