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Herrera-Bennett Arianne

Arianne Herrera-Bennett, M.Sc.Learning Sciences

Learning Sciences PhD Candidate
International Doctoral School "Scientific Reasoning and Argumentation"


Leopoldstr. 44
80802 München

Room: 614
Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-72562

Office hours:
Monday: 14:00 - 18:00 by appointment (via email)
Tuesday: 17:00 - 18:00 (drop-in)

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Academic Background

Curriculum vitae

  • Honours Bachelor of Science (UofT)
  • Master’s of Psychology: Learning Sciences (LMU)

I started my Bachelor's studies in 2007 at the University of Toronto (UoT), in my hometown in Canada. After a brief stint pursuing the areas of physics and philosophy (resulting in math and philosophy minors), I switched into a cognitive psychology focus where the majority of my experimental lab experience, working alongside Dr. Rebecca Todd and Dr. Assaf Kron, centered on the interplay between emotion and cognition. Continuing my studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in 2013, under the supervision of Dr. Prof. Moritz Heene within the Learning Sciences program, I completed a Master's degree in the area of quantitative methods, with a focal interest surrounding the issues of publication bias and the replicability crisis within psychology. After returning to Canada, in 2015, for one year of doctoral work under Dr. Kalina Christoff at the University of British Columbia (UBC) - whose work sought to pinpoint the neural correlates of mind-wandering and spontaneous thought - I found myself in deep withdrawal from the world of statistics, and returned in 2016 to Munich to continue my PhD studies in the LMU REASON program. Beyond a fondness for statistical simulation studies, I have vested interest in painting and guitar, and am a self-professed Trekkie.