Completed MD and PhD theses
Janis Reinelt (MD thesis, 2021, University Leipzig): Mind-brain-body interactions after acute psychosocial stress.

Stella Kunzendorf (MD thesis, 2021, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin): The psychophysiology of heart-brain-interactions: how active information sampling is modulated across the cardiac cycle.

Deniz Kumral (PhD thesis, 2021, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin): Variability in heart and brain activity across the adult lifespan.

Johanna Grosse Rueschkamp (PhD thesis, 2019, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Short-term changes in positive affective experiences and their relation to interindividual differences in subjective well-being – a multimethod approach.

Anne Rohner (MD thesis, 2018, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin): Consequences of chronic and acute stress on the heart rate variability of men and postmenopausal women of the same age.

Anne Schrimpf (PhD thesis, 2017, Universität Leipzig): Weight-related stigmatization and its impact on behavioral adaptations, affect, and parasympathetic activity during social information processing – a cross-cultural comparison.

Completed Bachelor and Master theses

Agata Patyczek ( (MSc thesis, 2023, University of Vienna): Linking macroscale resting-state functional connectivity to acute stress.

Elias Reinwarth (MSc thesis, 2023, University of Vienna): Macroscale gradients of human cortical organisation in chronic stress.

Alexander Masurovsky (MSc thesis, 2020, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Usability test of a modified Leap Motion hand-sensing virtual reality interface in a virtual grasping-and-placing task.

Annemarie Scholz (BSc thesis, 2019, Universität Potsdam): Assessing spatial memory in immersive Virtual Reality.

Simon Hofmann (MSc thesis, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam): Finding traces of neurophenomenology – predicting self-reported arousal trajectories using LSTM recurrent neural networks on SSD extracted alpha-components of the EEG signal recorded during virtual roller coaster rides.

Felix Klotzsche (MSc thesis, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Distinguishing states of emotional arousal during an immersive VR experience using EEG.

Valentin Knitsch (reviewer of MA thesis, 2017, Universität Leipzig): Embodiment – ontological and philosophy of science aspects in the context of the debate.

Alberto Mariola (MSc thesis, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin): Neurophysiophenomenology – linking neurophysiology and subjective experience using virtual reality.

Rebecca Jost (BSc thesis, 2016, Fernuniversität Hagen): Statistical analysis of a test battery to assess cognitive performance in the LEMON study.