01/2024: “Using immersive virtual reality in affective neuroscience & cognitive neurology” at Digital Surgery Lab, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

11/2023: “Towards naturalistic affective neuroscience using immersive virtual reality.” Invited talk at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (CVBE Research Lab and Crowd Cognition Group).

09/2023: “Heart-brain coupling and its role for perception, action, and emotion.” Invited talk at Universitá di Torino. [Slides]

06/2023: “Advancing the study of mental states with (mobile) ECG: challenges, advantages, and practical approaches”. Talk at the 48. Psychologie und Gehirn. [Slides]

11/2022: “Herz-Hirn-Interaktionen und ihre Rolle für Wahrnehmung, Verhalten und Emotionen.” Open lecture series at the Psychologische Hochschule Berlin.

10/2022: “Neuroscience beyond the brain: Linking heart-brain interactions to perception, action, and emotion”. (Virtual) talk at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin. [Video]

09/2022: “Linking heart-brain interactions to perception, action, and emotion”. (Virtual) talk at the Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition, German Institute of Nutrition.

04/2022: “Using immersive virtual reality in affective neuroscience and cognitive neurology”. (Virtual) talk at the Center for Advanced Technologies in Rehabilitation, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv.

06/2021: “Somatosensory perception and active visual sampling vary across the cardiac cycle”. Talk at the (virtual) 46. Psychologie und Gehirn. [Slides]

03/2021: “How to analyze heart-brain interactions and their link to behavior”. Workshop at the (virtual) MindBrainBody Symposium 2021 (together with Esra Al). [Slides]

12/2020: “Virtual worlds for digital diagnostics and cognitive rehabilitation”. Talk at the (virtual) Stereopsia 2020. [Video]

09/2020: “Virtual Reality and serious games for the diagnostics and rehabilitation of cognitive impairments”. Symposium at the (virtual) 35. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Neuropsychologie. Own talk on “The immersive Virtual Memory Task to assess spatial memory capacities using VR”. [Slides, in German]

01/2020: “Heart rate variability: physiology, practice, & psychology”. Talk at TU Dresden. [Slides]

12/2019: “Virtual Reality and neurorehabilitation”. Symposium and workshop at the 26. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurorehabilitation, Leipzig (together with VReha colleagues).

07/2019: “Linking subjective affect and neurophysiology in 3D movies and immersive VR”. Talk at OMNILAB, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

06/2019: “Linking heart rate variability to emotions, acute stress, and the brain”. Talk at the Psychologie und Gehirn 2019, Dresden. [Slides]

06/2019: “Neuroscience of Emotions”. Talk at the Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

03/2019: “Linking subjective affect and neurophysiology in 3D movies and immersive VR”. Talk at the Meeting of the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) in Berlin.

01/2019: “What do the cognitive, brain, & clinical sciences know about how we perceive (virtual) reality?“. Talk at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg.

10/2018: “Immersion from the viewpoint of the cognitive and brain sciences”. 5. Kurt-Schwitters-Symposium für Designtheorie. Hochschule Hannover.

06/2018: “VR and the brain – what do the neurosciences know about how we perceive virtual reality?”. Talk at the Hochschule Hannover.

09/2016: “Mind-body-emotion interactions in healthy aging”. Symposium at 50. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Leipzig.

07/2015: “A psychophysiological investigation of existential feelings in depersonalization-derealization disorder”. Talk at 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Tartu, Estonia.

09/2014: “Emotionsverarbeitung, Emotionserleben und Emotionsregulation im Zentralen und im Autonomen Nervensystem”. Talk at 49. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum.

03/2014: “Physiology of emotion & self-relatedness in depersonalization disorder”. Talk at Deutscher Kongress für Psychosomatische Medizin & Psychotherapie, Berlin.

03/2014: “Altered brain-heart coupling during emotional face processing in social phobia”. Talk at Mind, Brain & Body Symposium, Berlin.

11/2013: “Neural processing of realistic stimuli & the experience of reality”. Talk at Korea University, Seoul.

06/2011: “Existential feelings in depersonalization”. Talk at 12th International Congress of Neuropsychoanalysis, Berlin.

03/2011: “What it is like to be an adolescent? – developmental existential feelings”. Talk at Workshop “Adolescence, science & society”, MPI for History of Science, Berlin.

11/2010: “SCAN existential feelings – the role of others & self objectification”. Talk at Meeting “Existential feelings & depersonalization“, Universität Osnabrück.

03/2010: “Depersonalization disorder: neurobiological investigations”. Talk at Workshop “Emotions & existential feelings in evolution, development & disorders“, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst.

06/2006: “Lateralization of prosody processing in children and adults”. Talk at Conference “Architecture of language”, Pisa.


Winter 2022/23 and Summer 2023: “Affective and social neuroscience I + II”, Freie Universität Berlin.

Summer 2019: Seminar “Neuroscience beyond the brain: from embodiment to Virtual Reality”. Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (with Johanne Tromp)

Summer 2017: Seminar “Investigating mind-brain-body interactions using virtual reality” – Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (with Zeynep Akbal and Mert Akbal)

August 2016: Workshop “Neuropsychosomatik” – Sommerakademie der Studienstiftung (with Arno Villringer).

Summer 2015: Seminar “Measuring the embodied mind” – Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

since 2014: Guest sessions in “Mind-Body-Emotion Interactions” (2014-2016, Universität Leipzig and MPI CBS Leipzig), “cognitive neuroscience” or “perception” (annually since 2018, New York University Berlin, with Felix Klotzsche).