PD Dr. Olga Klimecki

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Research Scientist

Institute of Psychology
Department of Developmental Psychology
Am Steiger 3/1, Room E012
07743 Jena

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Hours: by appointment
Telephone: +49 3641-9-45204

olga.klimecki@uni-jena.de 

Further information

Biosketch

Education

2023 Habilitation – Venia Legendi für Psychologie; Technische Universität Dresden
2013 Promotion, Dr. phil. (summa cum laude); Universität Zürich, Schweiz
2007 MSc Neuroscience, University College, London, Großbritannien

Professional Positions

  • since 03/2023
    Research Scientist; Lehrstuhl für Entwicklungspsychologie, Institut für Psychologie; Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

  • 2022-2023
    Interim Group Leader “Brain Resilience”, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, DZNE, Dresden

  • 2020-2021
    Eleonore-Trefftz Guest Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden

  • 2016-2020
    Senior Researcher (group leader and lecturer), Universität Genf, Schweiz

  • 2013-2015
    Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Universität Genf, Schweiz

  • 2010-2012
    Assistant Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig

  • 2007-2010
    Assistant Researcher, Universität Zürich, Schweiz
Research

Research Interests

  • socio-emotional interventions to promote healthy aging
  • role of emotions and emotion-based interventions in conflict resolution
  • empathy and compassion

Choice of current projects

Workpackage Emotionen in Medit-Ageing
Promoting intergroup relations and resilience through humanitarian values

Publications

2023/ In press/ Accepted/ Preprint

André, C., Champetier, P., Rehel, S., Kuhn, E., Touron, E., Ourry, V., Landeau, B., Le Du, G., Mézenge, F., Segobin, S., de la Sayette, V., Vivien, D., Chételat, G., Rauchs, G., & Medit-Ageing Research Group (2023). Rapid-eye-movement sleep, neurodegeneration and amyloid deposition in ageing. Annals of neurology, 10.1002/ana.26604. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.26604External link

André, C., Kuhn, E., Rehel, S., Ourry, V., Demeilliez-Servouin, S., Palix, C., Felisatti, F., Champetier, P., Dautricourt, S., Yushkevich, P., Vivien, D., de La Sayette, V., Chételat, G., de Flores, R., Rauchs, G., for the Medit-Ageing Research Group (2023). Association of sleep-disordered breathing and medial temporal lobe atrophy in cognitively unimpaired amyloid-positive older adults. Neurology, May 2023. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000207421External link

Baez Lugo, S., Deza-Araujo, Y.I., Maradan, C., Collette, F., Lutz, A., Marchant, N.L., Chételat, G., Vuilleumier, P., Klimecki, O. and the Medit-Ageing Research Group (2023). Exposure to negative socio-emotional events induces sustained alteration of resting-state brain networks in older adults. Nature Aging, 3, 105-120. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43587-022-00341-6External link

Demnitz-King, H., Requier, F., Whitfield, T., Schlosser, M., Gonneaud, J., Ware, C., Barnhofer, T., Coll-Padros, N., Dautricourt, S., Delarue, M., Klimecki, O., Paly, L., Salmon, E., Schild, AK., Wirth, M., Frison, E., Lutz, A., Chételat, G., Collette, F., Marchant, N.L. for The Medit-Ageing Research Group. (2023). Effects of meditation training and non-native language training on cognition in older adults: A secondary analysis of the three-arm Age-Well randomized controlled trial. JAMA Network Open.

Engert, V., Klimecki, O., Kanske, P. and the Mindful Universities Research Group (2023). Spreading positive change: Societal benefits of meditation. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 14:1038051. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2023.1038051External link

Klimecki, O., Baez Lugo, S., Vuilleumier, P. (2023). Functional brain connectivity related to maladaptive emotion regulation in older adults. Nature Aging, 3, 13-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43587-022-00344-3External link 

Klimecki, O., & Schweinberger, S.R. (in press). Soziale Neurobiologie. In U.T. Egle, C. Heim, B. Strauß & R. v. Känel (Eds). Psychosomatik. Neurobiologisch fundiert und evidenzbasiert. 2. Vollständig überarbeitete Auflage. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Konrad, A.C., Engert, V., Albrecht, R., Dobel, C., Döring, N., Haueisen, J., Klimecki, O., Sandbothe, M., & Kanske, P. (2023). A multicenter feasibility study on implementing a brief mindful breathing exercise in regular university courses. Scientific Reports, 13, 7908. https://doi.org/101038/s41598-023-34737-0External link

Requier, F., Demnitz-King, H., Whitfield, T., Klimecki, O., Marchant, N.L., Collette, F. (in press). The effect of meditation-based interventions on patients with fatigue symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychologica Belgica.

Requier, F., Hendy, A.S., Schlosser, M., Demnitz-King, H., Whitfield, T., Chetelat, G., Klimecki, O., Lutz, A., Marchant, N.L., Collette, F., & the Medit-Ageing Research Group (Accepted). Association between meditative capacities and cognitive functions in healthy older adults naïve to meditation practice. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-023-02077-9External link