Research Areas

  • Psychophysiology of fear, anxiety and anxiety disorders
  • Spatiotemporal dynamics of affective processing
  • Neuroplastic mechanisms underlying fear acquisition, extinction and generalization of fear
  • Modulation of emotional processing
  • Methods: EEG, MEG, rTMS, Performance measures

Selected Publications

Keuper, K., Zwanzger, P., Nordt, M., Eden, A., Laeger, I., Zwitserlood, P., Kissler, J., Junghöfer, M., Dobel, C. (2013). Early Prefrontal Brain Responses to the Hedonic Quality of Emotional Words–A Simultaneous EEG and MEG Study. PloS one, 8(8), e70788.

Keuper, K., Zwanzger, P., Nordt, M., Eden, A., Laeger, I., Zwitserlood, P., Kissler, J., Junghöfer, M., Dobel, C. (2014). How ‚hate‘ and ‚love‘ differ from ‚sleep‘ – Using combined EEG/MEG data and realistic head-modelling to reveal the sources of early cortical responses to emotional words. Human Brain Mapping, 35(3), 875-888.

Laeger, I., Keuper, K., Heitmann, C., Kugel, H., Dobel, C., Eden, A., Arolt, V., et al. (2014). Have we met before? Neural correlates of emotional learning in women with social phobia. Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience: JPN, 39(3).

Rehbein, M. A., Steinberg, C., Wessing, I., Pastor, M. C., Zwitserlood, P., Keuper, K., & Junghöfer, M. (2014). Rapid Plasticity in the Prefrontal Cortex during Affective Associative Learning. PloS one, 9(10), e110720.

Eden, A. S., Schreiber, J., Anwander, A., Keuper, K., Laeger, I., Zwanzger, P., Zwitserlood, P., et al. (2015). Emotion regulation and trait anxiety are predicted by the microstructure of fibers between amygdala and prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(15), 6020-6027

Academic CV

since 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis, University of Münster
Clinical psychologist, Corporation for Applied Psychology and Behavioral Medicine (APV), Münster
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Psychology, The University Hong Kong
2014 Approbation in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
2010-2014 Training in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Institute for Psychological Psychotherapy (IPP), Münster
2013 Dr. rer. nat. in Psychology, University of Münster
2010-2013 Doctoral student, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis and “Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience”, University of Münster
2010 Diploma in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Münster