Dr. rer. nat. Maimu Rehbein
© M.Rehbein
Dr. rer. nat. Maimu Rehbein
Postdoctoral Fellow
University Hospital Münster
Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis
Malmedyweg 15
48149 Münster
Tel: 0251 83 52057

Research Areas

  • Psychophysiology of fear, anxiety, and anxiety disorders
  • Psychophysiology of reward processing and mood disorders
  • Spatiotemporal dynamics of emotional processing
  • Modulation of emotional processing via brain stimulation
  • Methods: MEG, EEG, tDCS, skin conductance, startle eye-blink, performance measures

Selected Publications

Junghöfer M & Winker C, Rehbein MA & Sabatinelli D (2017) Noninvasive stimulation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex enhances pleasant scene processing. Cerebral Cortex 27(6):3449–3456 doi:10.1093/cercor/bhx073

Domschke K & Zwanzger P, Rehbein MA, Steinberg C, Knoke K, Dobel C, … Junghöfer M (2015) Magnetoencephalographic correlates of emotional processing in major depression before and after pharmacological treatment. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 19(2):1–18 doi:10.1093/ijnp/pyv093

Rehbein MA, Wessing I, Zwitserlood P, Steinberg C, Eden AS, Dobel C & Junghöfer M (2015) Rapid prefrontal cortex activation towards aversively paired faces and enhanced contingency detection are observed in highly trait-anxious women under challenging conditions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9(155) doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00155

Pastor MC & Rehbein MA, Junghöfer M, Poy R, López R & Moltó J (2015) Facing challenges in differential classical conditioning research: Benefits of a hybrid design for simultaneous electrodermal and electroencephalographic recording. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9(336) doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00336

Rehbein MA, Steinberg C, Wessing I, Pastor MC, Zwitserlood P, Keuper K & Junghöfer M (2014) Rapid plasticity in the prefrontal cortex during affective associative learning. PloS One 9(10):e110720 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110720

Academic CV

since 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignal Analysis, University of Münster
2016 Dr. rer. nat. in Psychology, University of Münster
Since 2015 Training in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, German Association for Behavior Therapy (DGVT), Münster
2013 Visiting scholar (6 months), Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
2011-2016 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

Honors and Awards

2018 Outstanding Reviewer in 2018 for Psychiatry Research
2017 Recognized Reviewer in 2017 for Biological Psychology and Behavioral Brain Research
2016 Best Student Poster Award of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3rd Conference, Porto, Portugal
2014 Best Student Poster Award of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2nd Conference, Dortmund, Germany
2011-2014 PhD Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.
2005-2010 Scholarship for studies in Psychology, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.