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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

ICAN Opening Ceremony

Save the date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, starting at 4:00 pm

Location: Kapelle, Campus 2


  • Welcome Address (Prof. Dr. Christian Frings & Prof. Dr. Gregor Domes)
  • Greetings (President Prof. Dr. Eva Martha Eckkrammer & former President Prof Dr. Dr. hc. Michael Jäckel)
  • Presentation of the partner organizations (Trier University, Trier University of Applied Sciences, University of Luxembourg, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder Trier, Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen Trier)
  • Opening reception and poster exhibition

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: December 12th (9 AM - 5 PM)
Location: Johanniterufer 15, JU3.140
Speaker: Prof. Dr. André Schulz (University of Luxembourg)
Registration: Write an Email to icanuni-trierde

Past Events

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