Ulrike M. Krämer

Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience

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Macià Buades-Rotger

Hi, I am Macià, a psychologist investigating the neurobiological basis of human aggression. I did my PhD here in Lübeck and now I am transitioning to the post-doc stage. I mostly use fMRI (including both activation and connectivity analyses) in combination with other physiological measures such as hormonal concentrations or heart rate. My long-term goal is to produce more open, reproducible and cumulative aggression research.




Pauline Petereit

I studied Psychology and am now doing my PhD in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. I am interested in what happens in the brain when we process social information and experience emotions in a social context. More specifically I would like to investigate what happens when people are ignored or rejected by others and what determines their reactions to that. A focus here lies on emotions like anger and anxiety. I also like to look at interindividual differences in people’s behavior and feelings and how they relate to differences in brain activity.

Martin Göttlich

My name is Martin Göttlich, I am a MRI physicist. I am the CTO of the MRI facility at the center for brain, behavior and metabolism. My research interests include MRI physics and quality assurance for MRI-measurements. Furthermore, I am interested in the analysis of brain networks using graph-theory, independent component analysis (ICA) or dynamic causal modeling (DCM), as well as improving these methods.




Ronja Weiblen

PhD student

Fabian Köth

As a medical student, I am working on my MD together with Elinor Tzvi-Minker and Prof. Krämer. We performed an fMRI study on motor learning in the context of motor adaptation and focused on effective connectivity between motor areas.

Estelle Kleefisch

I am writing my medical thesis on the role of impulsivity in eating behavior as part of the SFB/TR134 consortium on Ingestive Behavior – Homeostatis and Reward.

Susanne Schellbach

Hello, my name is Susanne and I work as a medical technical assitant (MTA) in the workgroup and in the CBBM. I am responsible for measurements at our 3-Tesla-MRI scanner and for the training of young researchers at the MRI. Also, I am involved in EEG-recordings, am helping in EEG-recording sessions, training, repairments and checking of necessary equipment.


Student Assistants

Marthe Mieling

Lisa Herrmann


Matthias Liebrand completed his PhD „Neural mechanisms of proactive and reactive motor inhibition“ in 2018 and will now continue his medical training as child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Elinor Tzvi completed her PhD Neural networks underlying implicit motor sequence learning in 2016 and is now working at the Department of Neurology of the University Clinic of Leipzig.

Frederike Beyer completed her PhD Human aggression: The role of the neural processing of social information in 2014 and is now working at the Queen Mary University of London.

Christin Engelke completed her MD „Resting state-connectivity of the basolateral amygdala in
relation to testosterone and aggression“
in 2018 and is now working at the University Clinic of Rostock.