Functional Imaging and non-invasive Brain Stimulation

In addition to the established methods of imaging, such as functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)ad psychophysiology, the working group examines the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation.



Prof. Dr. Martin J. Herrmann

Phone: +49 931 201-76650

Fax.: +49 931 201-77429

E-Mail: Herrmann_m@ 

Research assistants

Student assistants

  • Annika Gram
  • Anne Mächel
  • Annalena Jachnik

Fields of research

  • Neurobiological background of anxiety disorders
  • Experimental therapy research
  • Healthy and pathological aging


  • Imaging
    • fMRI (VBM, Resting State)
    • EEG
    • NIRS
  • Psychophysiology
    • Startle modulation
    • Skin conductivity
    • Heart rate variability
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
    • rTMS
    • tDCS
    • non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation

The working group cooperates with other working groups of the department (Prof. Dr. Hein, Prof. Dr. Angelika Erhard-Lehmann, PD Dr. Unterecker, PD Dr. Lauer, Dr. Polak, Dr. Warrings), of the university (Prof. Dr. Pauli, Prof. Dr. Fassnacht-Capeller, Dr. Dischinger, Prof. Dr. Jacob, Prof. Dr. Gamer, Prof. Dr. Schreiber) and on a national and international level (Prof. Dr. Fallgatter, PD Dr. Ehlis, Prof. Dr. Preissl, Tübingen; Prof. Dr. Dr. Domschke, Freiburg; Prof. Dr. Mühlberger, Regensburg).


Publications of the working group can be found on pubmed or in the list of publications of our hospital.

Head of Hospital

Portrait of Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Herrmann

Prof. Dr. phil.
Martin Herrmann

Chief psychologist

+49 931 201-76650