Letitia Schneider

I am a PhD student at the University of Vienna. My research interests center on the investigation of neurological conditions that affect the human language system. I am enthusiastic about using different neuroimaging approaches (e.g. fMRI, DTI, neurofeedback) to get a better understanding of language organization and reorganization in the brain. Currently, I am investigating how variability in Heschl’s gyrus morphology relates to post-stroke language outcome. In addition, I am planning a neurofeedback based intervention study in individuals with dyslexia. 

Email: Letitia [dot] Schneider [at] univie [dot] ac [dot] at

Previous education:

2017 – 2019 MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Specialisation Neuropsychology (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

2013 – 2017 BSc in Psychology (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Previous positions:

2019 – 2020 Research Assistant (Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London, United Kingdom)

2017 – Research Assistant (Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)

2015 – 2017 Neuropsychological Assistant (Division of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Journal publications:

Geva, S.,* Schneider, L. M.*, Roberts, S., Khan, S., Gajardo-Vidal, A., Lorca-Puls, D. L., team, P., Hope, T. M. H., Green, D. W., & Price, C. J. (2021). Right cerebral motor areas that support accurate speech production following damage to cerebellar speech areas. NeuroImage: Clinical, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102820
Geva, S.*, Schneider, L. M.*, Roberts, S., Green, D. W., & Price, C. J. (2021). The Effect of Focal Damage to the Right Medial Posterior Cerebellum on Word and Sentence Comprehension and Production. In Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Vol. 15, p. 239). https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2021.664650

Conference presentations:

Letitia M. Schneider, Josue L. Dalboni da Rocha, Cathy J. Price, Narly Golestani. Greater gyrification of right Heschl’s gyrus is related to better auditory language comprehension in patients with left hemisphere stroke. 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2021

Letitia M. Schneider, Josue L. Dalboni da Rocha, Cathy J. Price, Narly Golestani. Greater gyrification of right Heschl’s gyrus is related to better auditory language comprehension in patients with left hemisphere stroke. Salzburg Mind Brain Annual meeting 2021, Salzburg, Austria

Sharon Geva*, Letitia M. Schneider*, Thomas M. H. Hope, Shamima Khan, Andrea Gajardo-Vidal, Diego L. Lorca-Puls, Oiwi Parker Jones, Susan Prejawa, Marion Oberhuber, PLORAS team, David W. Green, Cathy J. Price. Mechanisms underlying speech production in patients with cerebellar stroke damage. Organisation for Human Brainmapping Annual meeting 2020, Montreal, Canada.