Former Members

Rasha Abdel Rahman

Head of the project "How miracles really work: Minimally counterintuitive concepts in the context of emotion and styles of speech"

Ishtar Al-Jabiri

Researcher "Mechanisms of fear. The mass media’s construction of the terrorist threat – an intercultural comparison"

Irene Albers

Head of the project "The language of the body and the language of the novella: The interaction of physiology and poetics in the Romance novella from Boccaccio to Madame de Lafayette"

Elif Alkan-Härtwig

Researcher "The Berlin Alexithymia Inventory – B.A.L.I. 1"

Ulrike Altmann

Researcher "Affective and aesthetic processes in reading"

Jens Ambrasat

Research Assistant

Sabrina Aristei

Researcher "How miracles really work: Minimally counterintuitive concepts in the context of emotion and styles of speech"

Arash Aryani

Research Assistant Prof. Jacobs

Sabine Aust

Researcher "The Berlin Alexithymia Inventory – B.A.L.I. 1"

Martin Baisch

Head of the project "Vision and Affect: Altarpieces with embedded miraculous images in Italy 1510-1610"

Luna Beck

Researcher "Reading and emotional competence: The interaction between emotional and language competencies and their changeability"

Kerstin Becker

Research Assistant Prof. von Scheve

Dr. Andrea Behrends

Researcher "Understanding Interaffectivity"

Martin Bittner

Researcher "Recognition and Esteem – Performance evaluation – Learning atmosphere. Processes of educating emotions in school"

Bernd Blaschke

Head of the project "How do humorous texts produce positive emotions? Linguistic and emotional frameworks for laughter and amusement in funny poems and scenes"

Hauke Blume

Researcher "Bilingualism and affectivity in reading"

Rob Boddice

Head of the project "Compassion and the "New Priesthood": Transforming the Victorian Moral Economy?"

Isabel Bohrn

Researcher "Affective and aesthetic processes in reading"

Franziska Boll

Researcher "Multimodal metaphor and expressive movement"

Gabriele Brandstetter

Head of the project "Touching and to be touched: "movere" in dance"

Hannah Brühl

Researcher "Training socio-emotional competencies: Development and evaluation of a new SOCIAL COGNITION TRAINING TOOL (SCOTT) for adults"

Anne Burrows

Head of the project "Comparing emotional expression across species – GibbonFACS"

Dorothea Böhme

Researcher "Multimodal metaphor and expressive movement"

Hye-Jeung Chung

Researcher "The mobilization of emotions in war films"

Iris Clemens

Researcher "Recognition and Esteem – Performance evaluation – Learning atmosphere. Processes of educating emotions in school"

Markus Conrad

Head of the project "Sound physiognomy in language organization, processing and production"

Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

Head of the project "Emotive involvement in conversational storytelling"

Michael Cugialy

Researcher "The role of facial mimicry and emotional contagion in the decoding of emotions"

Laura Damerius

Researcher "Empathy in great apes – does witnessing the harming of another conspecific influence helping behaviour?"

Andreas Degen

Head of the project "Vision and Affect: Altarpieces with embedded miraculous images in Italy 1510-1610"

Felix Dreyer

Research Assistant | Prof. Pulvermüller

Gerko Egert

Researcher "Touching and to be touched: "movere" in dance"

Michael Eid

Head of the project "Reading and emotional competence: The interaction between emotional and language competencies and their changeability"

Philipp Ekardt

Researcher "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Sina Emde

Researcher "Emotion, violence and memory in coping with civil wars. A cultural comparison"

Jutta Eming

Head of the project "Tristan and Iseult and the medieval culture of emotions "

Philipp Engel

Research Assistant

Yan Fan

Research Assistant Prof. Bajbouj

Melanie Feeser

Researcher "Emotional Endophenotypes"

Sophia Freese

Researcher "Coolness. Forms and functions of culture-specific affect control in American and Japanese literature and culture"

Angela Friederici

Head of the project "The significance of emotional cues for sleep-dependent memory consolidation in language acquisition"

Manuela Friedrich

Head of the project "The significance of emotional cues for sleep-dependent memory consolidation in language acquisition"

Ramona Früh

Researcher "Unsettling rhetoric: arguments for undermining the opposition"

Therese Fuhrer

Head of the project "Unsettling rhetoric: arguments for undermining the opposition"

Leberecht Funk

Research Assistant | Prof. Röttger-Rössler

Sonja Fücker

Researcher "Forgiveness: Conceptual and empirical analyses"

David Gaertner

Research Assistant "Staging images of war as a mediated experience of community"

Gunter Gebauer

Head of the project "Philosophical pre-conditions of speaking about emotion. On the foundation of emotional language-games"

Jürgen Gerhards

Head of the project "The chances of transnational understanding in a united Europe: Emotional language binding and acquisition of foreign languages"

Annette Gerok-Reiter

Head of the project "Spaces of fear in novels of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period: Reflecting knowledge, re-evaluating, re-conceptualizing"

Catrin Gersdorf

Researcher "Coolness. Forms and functions of culture-specific affect control in American and Japanese literature and culture"

Elena Giannoulis

Researcher "Coolness. Forms and functions of culture-specific affect control in American and Japanese literature and culture"

Antje Glück

Researcher "Mechanisms of fear. The mass media’s construction of the terrorist threat – an intercultural comparison"

Luigi Grisoni

Research Assistant | Prof. Pulvermüller

Matti Gärtner

Research Assistant Prof. Bajbouj

Julian Hanich

Researcher "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Dr. Jeff Hanna

Research Assistant | Prof. Pulvermüller

Cilja Harders

Head of the project "Emotion, violence and memory in coping with civil wars. A cultural comparison"

Ulla Haselstein

Head of the project "Coolness. Forms and functions of culture-specific affect control in American and Japanese literature and culture"

Tobias Haupts

Researcher "Staging images of war as a mediated experience of community"

Ingo Helmich

Researcher "Awareness of emotions: Movement behavior as an indicator of implicit emotional processing in subjects with and without alexithymia"

Robert Hepach

Researcher "Origins of human social emotions"

Regine Herbrik

Head of the project "The Emotionalization of Religion – new emotional styles in the field of religious experience"

Esther Herrmann

Researcher "Origins of human social emotions"

Isabella Heuser

Head of the project "Emotional Endophenotypes"

Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

Head of the project "Coolness. Forms and functions of culture-specific affect control in American and Japanese literature and culture"

Manfred Holodynski

Head of the project "Socialisation and Ontogeny of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Perspective"

Chun-Ting Hsu

Research Assistant

Henrike Hultsch

Head of the project "Do birds tango? Biological origins of rhythm as a carrier of emotions"

Marcel Humar

Research Assistant

Sven Ismer

Research Assistant Prof. von Scheve

Thomas Jacobsen

Head of the project "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Saskia Jaszoltowski

Researcher "Unleashed Passion between Speech, Gesture, and Sound"

Dr. Sebastian Jentschke

Researcher | Prof. Koelsch

Andrew J. Johnston

Head of the project "Passion and Distinction: The Encoding and Functions of Love in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature"

Susanne Jung

Research Assistant | Prof. Röttger-Rössler

Anne Jäkel

Researcher "Vision and Affect: Altarpieces with embedded miraculous images in Italy 1510-1610"

Christina Kauschke

Head of the project "Interactions between linguistic and emotional competencies - comparative studies of children and adults with linguistic and/or emotional disorders"

Philipp Kazzer

Researcher "Talking (about) emotion: Emotion regulation through verbal expression"

Ingrid Kellermann

Researcher "Recognition and Esteem – Performance evaluation – Learning atmosphere. Processes of educating emotions in school"

Cora Kim

Research Assistant | Prof. Pulvermüller

Julian Klein

Researcher "Aesthetic modulation of affective valence. The pleasure taken in disgust, anger and sadness in aesthetic experience"

Dorit Kliemann

Researcher "Training socio-emotional competencies: Development and evaluation of a new SOCIAL COGNITION TRAINING TOOL (SCOTT) for adults"

Hubert Knoblauch

Head of the project "The Emotionalization of Religion – new emotional styles in the field of religious experience"

Dr. Christine Angela Knoop

Head of the project "Emotions in economic crises: meltdown, bubble, collapse – panic, anger, and guilt"

Kathrin Susanne Kopp

Research Assistant | Prof. Liebal

Lars Korten

Head of the project "Prosody and the theory of affect in the 18th century"

Sonja A. Kotz

Head of the project "Meterered language and emotion"

Klaus Krüger

Head of the project "The actuality of pictorial representations of the affects: medial and discursive constructions in the early modern period"

Lars Kuchinke

Head of the project "The processing of affective information across different media modalities"

Victoria Kumala Sakti

Research Assistant | Prof. Röttger-Rössler

Irina Rosa Kumschick

Researcher "Reading and emotional competence: The interaction between emotional and language competencies and their changeability"

Maxi Kupetz

Researcher "Emotive involvement in conversational storytelling"

Svenja Köhne

Research Assistant "Understanding interaffectivity"

Milena Kühnast

Researcher "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Laura Kürbitz

Researcher "The Berlin Alexithymia Inventory – B.A.L.I. 1"

Hilge Landweer

Head of the project "The Sense of Appropriateness. Emotions and Normativity"

Hedda Lausberg

Head of the project "Awareness of emotions: Movement behavior as an indicator of implicit emotional processing in subjects with and without alexithymia"

Helmut Leder

Head of the project "The processing of affective information across different media modalities"

Moritz Lehne

Research Assistant Prof. Koelsch

Steffen Lepa

Researcher "Medium and emotion. On the emotional effect of music under various media conditions"

Judith Levy

Researcher "Interactions between linguistic and emotional competencies - comparative studies of children and adults with linguistic and/or emotional disorders"

Tanja Lischetzke

Head of the project "Honor and dishonor – pride, shame and anger: An investigation into the norms of experiencing, expressing and regulating self-related feelings in sub-populations of German and Turkish origin"

Verena Lobsien

Head of the project "Imaginations of Passion – Passionate Imagination: Shakespeare's Poetics of Feeling"

Julia Lomako

Researcher "The significance of emotional cues for sleep-dependent memory consolidation in language acquisition"

Guglielmo Lucchese

Research Assistant | Prof. Pulvermüller

Ute Luig

Head of the project "Emotion, violence and memory in coping with civil wars. A cultural comparison"

Susanne Löhne

Research Assistant | Prof. von Scheve

Fabian Löwenbrück

Researcher "Adoration and admiration"

Jana Lüdtke

Head of the project "Vision and Affect: Altarpieces with embedded miraculous images in Italy 1510-1610"

Hans-Joachim Maempel

Head of the project "Medium and emotion. On the emotional effect of music under various media conditions"

Dana Marinos

Researcher "The impact of emotional cues on word learning in children aged 14, 20 and 26 months"

Winfried Menninghaus

Head of the project "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Angela Merkl

Head of the project "Forgiveness: Conceptual and empirical analyses"

Dr. Dar Meshi

Postdoctoral Fellow | Prof. Heekeren

Dr. Katharina Metz

Coordinator for Prof. Röttger-Rössler

Dr. Carmen Morawetz

Researcher | Prof. Heekeren

Rainer Mühlhoff

Rsearch Assistant | Prof. Slaby

Jutta Müller-Tamm

Head of the project "Conceptions of Emotion in Empirical Aesthetics around 1900"

Cornelia Müller

Head of the project "Multimodal metaphor and expressive movement"

Dr. Dorit Müller

Researcher "Bauformen der Imagination"

Thomas Nehrlich

Researcher "Affective and aesthetic processes in reading"

Catherine Newmark

Head of the project "Authority, esteem, trust and respect. Emotions and recognition in political processes"

Michael Niedeggen

Head of the project "The role of facial mimicry and emotional contagion in the decoding of emotions"

Christian Obermeier

Researcher "Meterered language and emotion"

Marina Palazova

Researcher "Emotions in word and facial processing"

Anna Papenburg

Researcher "Expression and transference of emotion in 19th-century Italian and French opera"

Mona Park

Researcher "Forgiveness: Conceptual and empirical analyses"

Dominik Perler

Head of the project "Transformations of feelings: Philosophical theories of emotion 1250-1650"

Christian Pischel

Researcher "The mobilization of emotions in war films"

Kristin Prehn

Head of the project "Talking (about) emotion: Emotion regulation through verbal expression"

Dr. Claudia Preuschhof

Researcher | Prof. Heekeren

Julian Rellecke

Researcher "Emotions in word and facial processing"

Katrin Riedl

Researcher "Origins of human social emotions"

Albrecht Riethmüller

Head of the project "Unleashed Passion between Speech, Gesture, and Sound"

Clemens Risi

Head of the project "Expression and transference of emotion in 19th-century Italian and French opera"

Gabriela Rosenblau

Researcher "Training socio-emotional competencies: Development and evaluation of a new SOCIAL COGNITION TRAINING TOOL (SCOTT) for adults"

Eileen Rositzka

Research Assistant „Staging images of war as a mediated experience of community

Stefan Röpke

Head of the project "The neurobiology of empathy in narcissistic personality disorder"

Uta Sassenberg

Researcher "Awareness of emotions: Movement behavior as an indicator of implicit emotional processing in subjects with and without alexithymia"

Annekathrin Schacht

Head of the project "Emotions in word and facial processing"

Constance Scharff

Head of the project "Do birds tango? Biological origins of rhythm as a carrier of emotions"

Gesche Schauenburg

Research Assistant Prof. von Scheve

Jana Scheerer

Researcher "Emotive involvement in conversational storytelling"

Gabriel Scheidecker

Research Assistant | Prof. Röttger-Rössler

Linda Scheider

Researcher "Comparing emotional expression across species – GibbonFACS"

Dr. Ines Schindler

Researcher "Adoration and Admiration"

Lorna Schlochtermeier

Research Assistant "Investigations on the dynamics of affective viewer responses to film"

Henning Schmidgen

Head of the project "Conceptions of Emotion in Empirical Aesthetics around 1900"

Julia Schmidt

Research Assistant

David Sebastian Schmidtke

Researcher "Bilingualism and affectivity in reading"

Christina Schmitt

Research Assistant

Michaela Schmitz

Researcher "The impact of emotional cues on word learning in children aged 14, 20 and 26 months"

Tobias Schröder

Head of the project "The affective foundations of sociality: Language, physiology and social differences"

Stefan Schulreich

Research Assistant Prof. Heekeren

Lars Schulze

Researcher "Towards a neural basis of aesthetic emotions"

Jürgen Schupp

Head of the project "Anger and Anxiety: Dimensions of social inequality"

Monika Schwarz-Friesel

Head of the project "Unsettling rhetoric: arguments for undermining the opposition"

Mike S. Schäfer

Researcher "Mechanisms of fear. The mass media’s construction of the terrorist threat – an intercultural comparison"

Margret Selting

Head of the project "Emotive involvement in conversational storytelling"

Carolina Solms-Baruth

Researcher "Embodying the nation: Collective emotions and national identification. Lessons from the 2010 FIFA World Cup"

Werner Sommer

Head of the project "Emotions in word and facial processing"

Katharina Spalek

Head of the project "How do humorous texts produce positive emotions? Linguistic and emotional frameworks for laughter and amusement in funny poems and scenes"

Dr. Bernhard Spitzer

Researcher | Prof. Dr. Felix Blankenburg

Anna Steininger

Researcher "The mobilization of emotions in war films"

Rüdiger Steinlein

Head of the project "Reading and emotional competence: The interaction between emotional and language competencies and their changeability"

Jan Stenger

Researcher "Prosody and the theory of affect in the 18th century"

Prisca Stenneken

Head of the project "Interactions between linguistic and emotional competencies - comparative studies of children and adults with linguistic and/or emotional disorders"

Kerstin Strelow-Morgenstern

Researcher "The significance of emotional cues for sleep-dependent memory consolidation in language acquisition"

Yuko Sugita

Researcher "Emotive involvement in conversational storytelling"

Gavin Sullivan

Head of the project "Embodying the nation: Collective emotions and national identification. Lessons from the 2010 FIFA World Cup"

Liila Taruffi

Research Assistant | Prof. Koelsch

Silke Telkemeyer

Researcher "Processing of Emotion and Language - Development and interaction across lifespan"

Dietmar Till

Head of the project "The rhetoric of empathy. A cognitive-narratological model"

Michael Tomasello

Head of the project "Origins of human social emotions"

Susann Ullrich

Research Assistant

Elena Ungeheuer

Head of the project "Medium and emotion. On the emotional effect of music under various media conditions"

Amrisha Vaish

Researcher "Origins of human social emotions"

Martin von Koppenfels

Head of the project "Meterered language and emotion"

Martin Vöhler

Head of the project "The pathologizing of catharsis in the 19th century: Bernays, Freud, Nietzsche"

Valentin Wagner

Researcher "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Bridget Waller

Head of the project "Comparing emotional expression across species – GibbonFACS"

Isabell Wartenburger

Head of the project "Processing of Emotion and Language - Development and interaction across lifespan"

Eugen Wassiliwizky

Researcher "Touching, Moving, Catching. A detailed analysis of complex feeling concepts"

Anne Weigand

Research Assistant Prof. Bajbouj

Stefan Weinzierl

Head of the project "Medium and emotion. On the emotional effect of music under various media conditions"

Christine Wendt

Researcher "Interactions between linguistic and emotional competencies - comparative studies of children and adults with linguistic and/or emotional disorders"

Martin Wertenbruch

Researcher "Honor and dishonor – pride, shame and anger: An investigation into the norms of experiencing, expressing and regulating self-related feelings in sub-populations of German and Turkish origin"

Russel B. West-Pavlov

Head of the project "Passion and Distinction: The Encoding and Functions of Love in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature"

Tobias Wilke

Head of the project "Conceptions of Emotion in Empirical Aesthetics around 1900"

Friederike Wissmann

Head of the project "Prosody and the theory of affect in the 18th century"

Georg Witte

Head of the project "The scientific study of aesthetic affects and effects in the Russian avant-garde"

Christoph Wulf

Head of the project "Recognition and Esteem – Performance evaluation – Learning atmosphere. Processes of educating emotions in school"

Philipp Wüschner

Research Assistant | Prof. Slaby

Kai Zhang

Research Assistant

Veronika Zink

Researcher "Adoration and admiration"

Sabine Zubarik

Researcher "Touching and to be touched: "movere" in dance"