Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990
    Abitur (A-levels) (mark: 1.2 / very good), Martin Luther School of Marburg, Germany

  • 1993 – 1995
    Tutor in the field of philosophy at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1990 – 1995
    Studied philosophy, linguistics, modern German literature and medieval studies at Marburg University and Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1995
    Master's degree (mark: 1.4 / very good) in the fields of philosophy and German philology. Master's thesis in philosophy under Prof. Peter Bieri

  • 1995
    Student assistant at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin

  • 1995 – 1996
    Introduction to the experimental practice and theoretical contents of neuropsychology in the research group of Prof. Angela D. Friederici, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1995 – 1998
    Research assistant in the "Learning and knowledge of rules in biological systems" project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin

  • 1996 – 1998
    Predoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, Department of Neuropsychology (Prof. Angela D. Friederici)

  • 1998
    PhD (summa cum laude) in the field of cognitive science, Philosophical Faculty II, University of Potsdam

  • 1998 – 1999
    Research fellowship from the Max Planck Society

  • 1999 – 2007
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Cognitive Neurology (Prof. D. Yves von Cramon)

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) with authorisation to teach in the field of cognitive neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig

  • 2004
    Private lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leipzig

  • 2006 – 2007
    Dorothea Erxleben (W2) professorship for the academic year 2006/2007, University of Magdeburg, Germany

  • 2008 – 2012
    "Cognition of Motor Function“ group (Max Planck Society W2 Minerva programme for the advancement of outstanding female scientists) at the Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany

  • since 2011
    Professor of biological psychology (W2) at the University of Münster, Germany

Selected publications

  • Wurm, M. F., von Cramon, D. Y. & Schubotz, R. I. Do we mind other minds when we mind other mind's actions? An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 2011 Jan 21. doi: 10.1002/hbm.21176. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Kornysheva, K., Schiffer, A.-M., & Schubotz. R. I. Inhibitory stimulation of the ventral premotor cortex temporarily interferes with musical beat rate preference. Human Brain Mapping, 2010 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bubic, A., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. I. (2010) Prediction, cognition and the brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:1-15

  • Schubotz, R. I., Anwander, A., Knösche, T. R., von Cramon, D. Y., & Tittgemeyer, M. (2010) Anatomical and functional parcellation of the human lateral premotor cortex. NeuroImage, 50(2): 396-408

  • Schubotz, R. I. & von Cramon, D. Y. (2009) The case of pretense: Observing actions and inferring goals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(4): 642-653

  • Abraham, A., Werning, M., Rakoczy, H., von Cramon, D. Y., & Schubotz, R. I. (2008) Minds, persons, and space: An fMRI investigation into the relational complexity of higher-order intentionality. Consciousness and Cognition, 17: 438-50

  • Schubotz, R. I. (2007) Prediction of external events with our motor system: towards a new framework. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(5): 211-218

  • Wolfensteller, U., Schubotz, R. I., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2004) "What" becoming "Where": fMRI evidence for pragmatic relevance driving premotor cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(46): 10431-10439

  • Schubotz, R. I. & von Cramon, D. Y. (2004) Sequences of abstract non-biological stimuli share ventral premotor cortex with action observation and imagery. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(24): 5467-5474

  • Schubotz, R. I. & von Cramon, D. Y. (2003) Functional-anatomical concepts on human premotor cortex: Evidence from fMRI and PET studies. NeuroImage 20: S120-S131


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the International Neuropsychological Symposium, since 2008

  • Member of the "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities”, Volkswagen Foundation, since 2006

  • Society for Neuroscience (1000 26 964), since 2004

  • Young Academy (JA) within the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2004-2009

  • Member of the executive committee of the Young Academy (JA) within the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2006-2007

Additional qualifications

  • Peer reviewer for professional journals:

  • Acta Psychologica

  • BioMed Central NeuroScience

  • Brain and Language

  • Cerebral Cortex

  • Cognitive Brain Research

  • Cortex

  • Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

  • Human Brain Mapping

  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Journal of Experimental Psychology – Learning, Memory, & Cognition

  • Journal of Neurophysiology

  • Journal of the Neurological Sciences

  • NeuroCase

  • NeuroImage

  • Neuron

  • Neuropsychologia

  • Neuropsychology

  • Psychiatrische Praxis (Psychiatric Practice)

  • Psychophysiology

  • Social Neuroscience

  • The Journal of Neuroscience

  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences

  • Review Editor Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Peer reviewer for organisations:

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • German–Israeli Foundation

  • Swiss National Science Foundation

  • The Wellcome Trust

  • European Research Council

Academic evaluations for university degrees:

  • Doctorate in the field of medicine (Johannes M. Gollrad)

Service within academic administration

  • Member of doctoral committees in the Department of Psychology I, Faculty of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Leipzig (Claudia Danielmeier, Jan Derrfuss, Birte Forstmann, Julia Reinholds, Uta Wolfensteller, Beate Sabisch)

  • Member of the hiring committee for the W2 professorship in diagnostic and interventional radiology with an emphasis on neuroradiology (B 02/06), University of Leipzig, Germany

  • Co-option committee 2005 for the Young Academy within the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

  • Co-option committee 2007 for the Young Academy within the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


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