News & Events

Recent Publications

Haase, L., Vehlen, A., Strojny, J., & Domes, G. (2023). Effects of menstrual cycle phase and ovulation on the salivary cortisol awakening response. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 106669.

Press, S. A., Biehl, S. C., Domes, G., & Svaldi, J. (2023). Increased insula and amygdala activity during selective attention for negatively valenced body parts in binge eating disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132(1), 63–77.

Genç, E., Metzen, D., Fraenz, C., Schlüter, C., Voelkle, M. C., Arning, L., Streit, F., Nguyen, H. P., Güntürkün, O., Ocklenburg, S., & Kumsta, R. (2023). Structural architecture and brain network efficiency link polygenic scores to intelligence. Human Brain Mapping, 44(8), 3359–3376.

Kumsta, R. (2023). The role of stress in the biological embedding of experience. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 156, 106364.

Schwarze, S. A., Laube, C., Khosravani, N., Lindenberger, U., Bunge, S. A., & Fandakova, Y. (2023). Does prefrontal connectivity during task switching help or hinder children’s performance? Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 60, 101217.

Frings, C., Förster, A., Moeller, B., Pastötter, B., & Pfister R. (2023). The relation between learning and stimulus-response binding. Psychological Review.

Pfister, R., Schwarz, K. A., Holzmann, P., Reis, M., Yogeeswaran, K., & Kunde, W. (2023). Headlines win elections: Mere exposure to fictitious news media alters voting behavior.PLOS ONE, 18(8).

Reis, M., Pfister, R., & Kunde, W. (2023). The action-dynamics of dark creativity.SSRN Electronic Journal.

Schulz, A., Larra y Ramirez, M. F., Vögele, C., Kölsch, M., & Schächinger, H. (2023). The relationship between self-reported chronic stress, physiological stress axis dysregulation and medically-unexplained symptoms. Biological Psychology, 108690.

Schulz, A., Welsch, S.-K., Etringer, S., Hansen, G., Milbert, L., Schneider, J., Taddei, G., Gomez Bravo, R., Lygidakis, C., van Dyck, Z., Lutz, A., Wilmes, P., & Vögele, C. (2023). Lower gastric sensitivity in quiescent inflammatory bowel disease than in irritable bowel syndrome. Physiology & Behavior, 270, 114293.

Nebe, S., Reutter, M., Baker, D.H., Bölte, J., Domes, G., Gamer, M., Gärtner, A., Gießing C.,..., Feld, G.B.  (2023). Enhancing precision in human neuroscience. Elife, 12:e85980.

Geissler, C., Gauselmann, P., Jilek, C., Maus, H., Frings, C., & Tempel, T. (2023). A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study on the prefrontal correlates of cognitive offloading via a personal knowledge assistant. Scientific Reports, 13(1).


Upcoming Events

Workshop: HRV - basic concepts und analysis approaches

HRV is a powerful way to learn about autonomic regulation. Different methods are used to extract information about heartbeat variability from ECG or pulse sensor data. André Schulz (University of Luxembourg) will give an introduction to the main concepts and analysis approaches. All interested persons, PhD students and post-doctoral students of the ICAN, psychology and related disciplines are welcome. We are looking forward to your coming!

Date: CANCELLED - We will inform you about an alternate date as soon as possible!
Location: Johanniterufer 15, JU3.140
Speaker: Prof. Dr. André Schulz (University of Luxembourg)
Registration: Write an Email to icanuni-trierde

Past Events

ICAN Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Room K 101 at Campus II of Trier University


Thanks to all guests for the great interest in out work and many pleasant and informative conversations during the poster exhibition!

And special thanks to Prof. Eckkrammer and Prof. Jäckel for their heartfelt greetings, to Prof. Wilfried Willinek, Prof. Sebastian Jud, Prof. Robert Kumsta, Prof. Stefanie Jung, Prof. Klaus Koch, and Prof. Yana Fandakova for the gripping presentations of the partner organizations, and finally, to all the helping hands that made the opening event possible!

Here you find the related press release of Trier University!

And here some impressions from the event:

Redner*innen bei der ICAN Eröffnung
Begrüßung durch Prof. Frings und Dr. Geißler
ICAN Merch
Gesprächsrunde beim Stehempfang

City Campus 2023

City Campus (Friday, September 29th, 2023, 4:00 – 12:00 pm, Domfreihof Trier)

Here some impressions of a great day at the City Campus 2023!
Thanks to everyone who was curious about neuroscience and stopped by to check it out.

And thank you to Christoph, Yana, Siri, Lisa, Thorsten, Luisa, Christian, ... for organizing the ICAN booth!!! Great job.

Logo City Campus 2023

Workshop: Scientific Writing

Date: July 12th, 2023, 5.00 - 8.00 pm
Location: D435 Campus 1
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Frings
Registration: Write an Email to