Research Areas

  • Psychophysiology of emotion and attention
  • Temporal dynamics of brain and behavior
  • Psychophysiology of fear, anxiety and anxiety disorders
  • Signal processing of high density EEG and MEG data
  • Methods: MEG, EEG, Combined fMRI / EEG, TMS, tDSC, Performance measures

Selected Publications

Wessing I, Romer G & Junghöfer M (in press) Hypervigilance-Avoidance in Children with Anxiety Disorders: Magnetoencephalographic Evidence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Klinkenberg AG, Rehbein MA, Steinberg C, Klahn AL, Zwanzger Z, Zwitserlood P & Junghöfer M (2016) Healthy individuals maintain adaptive stimulus evaluation under predictable and unpredictable threat. NeuroImage; S1053-8119(16)30161-6

Junghöfer M, Bröckelmann AK, Küppers K, Ohrmann P & Pedersen A (2015) Abnormal affect-specific modulatory effects on early auditory processing of emotion-associated tones in schizophrenia: magnetoencephalographic evidence. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 308-313.

Zwanzger P, Steinberg C, Rehbein MA, Bröckelmann AK, Dobel C, Zavorotnyy M, Domschke K, & Junghöfer M (2014) Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex modulates early affective processing. Neuroimage. 101:193-203

Steinberg C, Dobel Ch, Schupp H, Kissler J, Elling L, Pantev C, & Junghöfer M (2012) Rapid and highly resolving: affective evaluation of olfactory conditioned faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(1), 17-27.

Bröckelmann AK, Steinberg C, Elling L, Zwanzger P, Pantev C, & Junghöfer M (2011) Emotion-associated tones attract enhanced attention at early auditory processing: magnetoencephalographic correlates. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(21), 7801-7810.

Academic CV

1991 Diploma Geophysics, University of Münster, Department of Geophysics
1991-1993 Degree Physics, Siemens AG, Erlangen, dissertation Department of Medical Engineering
1994 Diploma Physics, University of Münster, Department of Physics
1999 Ph.D. Dr. rer. nat., Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology
2004 Junior-Professor Psychology General University of Konstanz, Department of General Psychology
1985-1987 Civil Service: Medical outpatient service, (replaces military service, 20 months) Caritas Society
1991-1993 Assistant Research Scientist Siemens AG, Erlangen, Magnetoencephalography Research Group
1995-1999 Ph.D. Student University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology
1999-2000 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Florida, National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) Center for the study of Emotion and Attention
2000-2003 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Konstanz, Department of Clinical Psychology
2003-2004 Assistant Professor, University of Konstanz, Department of General Psychology
2004 Junior-Professor, University of Konstanz, Department of General Psychology
since 2005 Senior Research Scientist, Münster University Hospital, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis
2010 Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.) for „Cognitive and affective Neuroscience“, University of Münster
2013 Professor (apl.), University of Münster

Honours and Special Recognitions

1995 G. A. Lienert Award for Methods in Biological Psychology of the University of Giessen, Germany
1999 Young Scientist Award of the German Society for Psychophysiological Research
2000 “Best dissertation of the Academic Year 1999” by the Foundation Science and Society of the University of Konstanz, Germany
2010 Poster Award, Steinberg & Junghöfer; Gesellschaft für Angstforschung, Berlin
2012 Poster Award, Bröckelmann & Junghöfer, NeuroVisionen, Bochum
2013 Poster Award, Klinkenberg & Junghöfer, Society for Psychophysiological Research, FlorencePoster Award, Klinkenberg & Junghöfer, Society for Psychophysiological Research, Florence
2014 Best Poster Award, Rehbein & Junghöfer, European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Dortmund