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The Research Group on Behavioral Addictions investigates the mechanisms of the development and maintenance of non-substance-related addictions (behavioral addictions), with an emphasis on gambling and internet use (e.g. computer games). The utilized research methods include imaging (fMRI, PET, EEG) and psychophysiological measures, behavioral analyses, psychometric and epidemiological studies of different population samples, as well as research in therapy and healthcare. The research is supported by various funding institutions, such as The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) and the Senate Department for Health and Social Services of the State of Berlin.
Head psychologist and psychotherapist; Head of the Research Group 'Emotional Neuroscience'; Head of the Research Group 'Behavioral Addictions'