Research Group Brain-Body Interaction

"Listen to your heart"

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We are a young, dynamic and inter-disciplinary team investigating the psychobiology of brain-body interaction, and its relevance for health and disease.

Brain-body communication in health, stress, and disease

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Our research group addresses the communication between the brain and peripheral body organs in ascending (i.e. from the body to the brain) and descending direction. Two examples are interoception (the perception of internal body signals) and stress. We investigate how brain-body communication contributes to health and disease, such as mental disorders with somatic symptoms or chronic conditions.

The Group in Numbers

  • 5
    Funded projects
  • 5
    PhD students
  • 7
    Peer-reviewed p