Katharina Rischer joined INSIDE as a PhD student in December 2017, funded by an FNR grant. In her thesis project, she studies age-related changes in human pain perception and modulation using functional brain imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).
She obtained her BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Tübingen (Germany), an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Skövde (Sweden) and a joint MSc degree in Affective Neuroscience from the Universities of Maastricht and Florence (the Netherlands and Italy).

Her main research interests include among others:

  • pain perception, processing and modulation
  • emotion regulation strategies
  • ERP components of affective processing
  • affective psychopathologies, clinical neuropsychology
Research interests
Emotion Regulation

Latest content Katharina Rischer took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How does pain change with age?
The impact of ageing on the way pain is processed is not yet clearly understood. We are looking at brain activity to examine the way psychological factors can modulate pain in young and older people. A fuller understanding of the way pain perception changes when we get older may lead to better treatment strategies targeted towards older adults.