Lauren Heidenreich

Ms Lauren Heidenreich

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

PhD Candidate
Supervised by Dr. Irina Baetu and Ass. Prof. Lyndsey Collins-Praino

I am a PhD student in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences Laboratory at the University of Adelaide. I am interested in the neurocognitive bases of associative learning. How people learn to associate events that regularly occur together fundamentally impacts cognition and behaviour. Many clinical presentations, including addiction, anxiety and Parkinson's disease can be described in terms of abnormal learning. Thus, understanding the properties of associative learning not only provides avenues for optimised learning in the general population, but also for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. My research aims to increase our understanding of the mechanisms that generate normal and abnormal learning. To do this I combine stimulus-response learning paradigms with brain stimulation, electroencephalography and/or genetic testing. I also employ computational modelling techniques to elucidate underlying mechanisms.

*Please note that I have gone by my married name (Foreman) in the below publications.


Poster presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society conference in Cairns, June 2019.
Poster presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society conference in Cairns, June 2019


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - 2017 Tutor, Level 3 Learning & Behaviour University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2016 Volunteer (Disability Centre) Company of Grace, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
    2016 - 2016 Volunteer (Community Development) Source of Life, Kampala, Uganda
    2014 - 2016 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2013 Scholarship Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia $1,200
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Psychology
    2012 - 2015 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science (1st Class Hons)
  • Research Interests

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing - EEG Club, School of Psychology Australia
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83130012
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Research Scholars (Positions)

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