Board of Directors for Marburg
Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Rudolf-Bultmann Straße 8
As Professor for Translational Neuroimaging it is my aim to fill the need for translating basic research from experimental psychology and neuroimaging to clinical investigations in patients with mental disorders, in particular schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. In general, I’m interested in predictive neural mechanisms in a multisensory environment as well as adaptive behavior reflected in learning, memory and neuro-functional plasticity (e.g., in context of psychotherapy). Additionally, I’m concerned with interdisciplinary research questions of how the human brain gives rise to complex processes such as Theory of mind, social interactions and communication. I combine fMRI, EEG or non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (tDCS) with a variety of experimental paradigms to understand the adaptive and maladaptive functions of the human brain.
Better safe than sorry? - An active inference approach to biased inference on social contexts in depression.
Co-speech gestures enhance lexical-semantic prediction: Naturalistic evidence from time-resolved regression ERPs.
Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear: How Intolerance of Uncertainty and Trait Anxiety impact fear acquisition, extinction and the return of fear.
Different contributions of efferent and reafferent feedback to sensorimotor temporal recalibration.
Scientific Reports, 11(1).
Processing of Semantic Complexity and Cospeech Gestures in Schizophrenia: A Naturalistic, Multimodal fMRI Study.
Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, 3(1), sgac026.
The effect of self- vs. externally generated actions on timing, duration and amplitude of BOLD response for visual feedback processing.
Human Brain Mapping, in press.
Action-based predictions affect visual perception, neural processing, and pupil size, regardless of temporal predictability.
NeuroImage, in press.
Behavioural and functional evidence revealing the role of RBFOX1 variation in multiple psychiatric disorders and traits.
Molecular Psychiatry, 1–10.
Neural adaptation of cingulate and insular activity during delayed fear extinction: A replicable pattern across assessment sites and repeated measurements.
NeuroImage, 237, 118157.
Changes in Neural Processing After Multimodal Speech-Gesture Training in Patients With Schizophrenia.
OHBM conference. 237, 118157.
Multimodal speech-gesture training in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder: Effects on quality of life and neural processing.
Schizophrenia Research, 246, 112-125.
The impact of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on sensorimotor and inter-sensory temporal recalibration.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16:998843.
Speech-gesture mismatch detection in individuals with high vs. low schizotypal traits.
International Consortium on Schizotypy Research, ICSR 2022.