Maren Urner studied Cognitive Science and Neuroscience in Germany, Canada and the Netherlands, before she did her PhD at University College London. In 2016 she co-founded Perspective Daily, Germany’s first advertisement-free online magazine for Constructive Journalism. Until March 2019 she led the editorial office as its editor-in-chief and was managing director of the company. In April 2019 she started as a lecturer in Media Psychology at the HMKW, in June her first book was published (German only: “Schluss mit dem täglichen Weltuntergang”) and in October she was appointed as professor.
University College London (Great Britain), PhD in Neuroscience
|Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience|
|2004-2007||University of Osnabrück (Germany) and McGill University (Canada), BSc in Cognitive Science|
Perspective Daily: co-founder, managing director and editor-in-chief
|Radboud University: research associate|
|2006-2007||University of Osnabrück: tutor|
|1999-2006||Neue Westfälische: freelance journalist|
Urner, M. (2019). Schluss mit dem täglichen Weltuntergang. Wie wir uns gegen die digitale Vermüllung unserer Gehirne wehren. München: Droemer Knaur. (German)
Urner, M. & Langeslag, H. (2018). Warum sich Medien auf das Zukunftsnarrativ konzentrieren können und wie dies gelingt. In Zwischen Ohnmacht und Zuversicht (pp. 147-160), München: Oekom Verlag. (German)
Urner, M., Sarri, M., Manly, T., Grahn, J., Rees, G., Friston, K. (2013). The role of prestimulus activity in visual extinction. Neuropsychologia 51(8): 1630-7.
Urner, M., Schwarzkopf, D.S., Friston, K., Rees, G. (2013). Visual learning induces long-lasting connectivity changes during rest in the human brain. Neuroimage 77:148-56.
Urner, M., van Wingen, G., Rijpkema, M., Fernández, G., Tendolkar, I. (2011). Genetic variation of the alpha2b-adrenoceptor affects neural correlates of successful emotional memory formation. Human Brain Mapping 36(11), 2266-75.
2017 Nominated for the Grimme Online Award in the category Knowledge and Education (Perspective Daily)
2017 Media award of the charity RUFZEICHEN GESUNDHEIT!
2017 ERM media award for sustainable development
2016 and 2017 German Council for Sustainable Development (Perspective Daily)
2015 Start-up award from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Perspective Daily)