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Dr. Martin Imhof

Research Scientist

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Research
- Neural basis of real-life risk perception using MRI and EEG, e.g. alcohol use and STI risk perception
- Health communication
- Shared neural processing during naturalistic perception
- Emotion and Attention

Research projects

- Member of the DFG-funded multidisciplinary research unit RISKDYNAMICS

- Affiliate Member of the DFG-funded Excellence Initiative Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour

Reviewer activity

- Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

- Communication Science and Biology division of the International Communication Association

Academic Education
2014-2020 PhD student at the University of Konstanz, General and Biological Psychology, Germany
2018 Summerschool "Analyzing Neural Time Series Data" (Prof. Mike X. Cohen) at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2015 Research Visit at the Communication Neuroscience Lab (Prof. Emily Falk), Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
2013 Springschool "Functional magnetic resonance imaging in psychological Research" at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
Stipends and Prizes
2020 Science Award of the Werner und Erika Messmer Foundation
2018 Poster Award Winner at the 3rd annual "Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Konstanz" Meeting, Konstanz, Germany
2017 Poster Award Winner at the 2nd annual "Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Konstanz" Meeting, Konstanz, Germany
2017 Poster Award Winner at the 10th annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Stipend of the G. A. Lienert Foundation for training in biopsychological methods
Teaching    
2016 Learning and Memory in the Real World Seminar
2015 Learning and Memory in the Real World Seminar
2014 / 2016 Empirical Research Methods I Seminar + Lecture
2011-2014  Empirical Research Methods I Seminar

Publications and conference contributions

pre-print
Article

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Grall, C.,Flaisch, T., & Schupp, H. T. (preprint). Reliability of fMRI time series: Similarity of neural processing during movie viewing. bioRxiv preprint. doi: 10.1101/158188

2020
Other

Imhof, M. A. (2020). Health communication and risk perception : A neuroscientific perspective. [Dissertation] Konstanz: University of Konstanz. KOPS Download

2020
Article

Imhof, M. A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2020). Strong health messages increase audience brain coupling. NeuroImage, 216, 116527. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116527

2019
Article

Schmälzle R., Hartung F.-M., Barth A., Imhof M. A., Kenter A., Renner B. & Schupp, H. T. (2019) Visual cues that predict intuitive risk perception in the case of HIV. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211770. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211770

2019
Article

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2019). Impressions of HIV risk online: Brain potentials while viewing online dating profiles. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 19, 1203–1217 (2019). https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00731-1

2017
Other
Imhof, M. A. (2018). Health messages engage our brain. Invited Talk in Event "Contemporary problems in adolescents ", Visit of the honours community of the faculty of social sciences Utrecht University in Konstanz, Germany
2017
Article

Imhof, M. A.,Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains: Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videos. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsx044

2017
Conference contribution

Imhof, M. A.,Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains: Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videos. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, Los Angeles

2017
Conference contribution

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). How Health Messages Reach our Brains: Coupled Neural Dynamics During Effective Antialcohol Videos. Conference Contribution in Event "Your Brain on Health Communication: Applications of Communication Science in Health and Education", ICA's 67th Annual Conference

2017
Conference contribution

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Hartung, F.-M., Barth, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). Signs of HIV Risk. Conference Contribution in Event "Health Communication and HIV Prevention", ICA's 67th Annual Conference

2016
Conference contribution

Imhof, M. (2016). Neural Reach of Health Communication: Differences in Neural Processing During Health Messages of Varying Effectiveness. In G. Feld & C. Merz (Chair), Posterblitz. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting Psychologie und Gehirn 2016, Berlin, Germany.

2016
Conference contribution

Imhof, M. A.,Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2016). Neural Reach of Health Communication: Differences in Neural Processing During Health Messages of Varying Effectiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting Psychologie und Gehirn 2016, Berlin, Germany.

2015
Article

Flaisch, T., Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Wentz, K.-U., Ibach, B., and Schupp, H. T. (2015) Implicit and Explicit Attention to Pictures and Words: An fMRI-Study of Concurrent Emotional Stimulus Processing. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1861. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01861

2014
Other

Imhof, M. (2014). Emotion-associated brain synchronization induced by naturalistic stimuli: An fMRI study using the intersubject correlation analysis. Unpublished Master Thesis.