I investigate how mental processes like thoughts or feelings relate to body-brain and body-brain-environment interactions.

To measure activity in the brain and the rest of the body, I use different (neuroimaging) techniques like fMRI, EEG, ECG, pulse oximetry, EDA, etc.

During my PhD, I studied the neurophysiology of emotional and self-related processes in psychiatric patients with depersonalization-derealization disorder or social anxiety disorder. Now, I investigate psychophysiological phenomena in healthy people that might be related to neurological or cardiovascular disorders.

In my work, I’m also trying to increase the “real-world relevance” of neuroscientific findings using ambulatory assessment and immersive virtual reality.