Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2016
    Heisenberg-Professorship (W3) at University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf

  • 2012 – 2016
    Senior researcher (W2), leader of the "Mechanisms and Sequential Progression of Plasticity" group at the MPI for Human Development

  • 2012
    Habilitation in Psychology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • 2010 – 2012
    Postdoc at the Charité, Berlin in the lab of Prof. Jürgen Gallinat, and University of Ghent, Belgium

  • 2009 – 2010
    Postdoc at University College London, UK, in the lab of Prof. Patrick Haggard

  • 2009
    PhD degree at University of Leipzig, Germany (summa cum laude)

  • 2007 – 2009
    PhD student at University of Ghent, Belgium, in the lab of Prof. Marcel Brass

  • 2006 – 2007
    PhD student at the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, in the lab of Prof. Marcel Brass

  • 2001 – 2006
    University of Potsdam, Germany (Dipl.-Psych. degree, grade: 1.0)

  • 2000 – 2001
    Columbia University, New York City, USA

Selected publications

  • Kühn, S., Gleich, T., Lorenz, R. C., Lindenberger, U., & Gallinat, J. (2014). Playing Super Mario induces structural brain plasticity: Gray matter changes resulting from training with a commercial video game. Molecular Psychiatry, 19, 265-271. doi:10.1038/mp.2013.120

  • Kühn, S., & Gallinat, J. (2013). Amount of lifetime video gaming is positively associated with entorhinal, hippocampal and occipital volume. Molecular Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi:10.1038/mp.2013.100

  • Kühn, S., & Gallinat, J. (2013). Gray matter correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder: A quantitative meta-analysis. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 70-74. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.06.029

  • Kühn, S.,Schmiedek, F., Noack, H., Wenger, E., Bodammer, N.C., Lindenberger, U., Lövden, M. (2013). The Dynamics of Change in Striatal Activity Following Updating Training. Human Brain Mapping, 34, 1530-1541. doi:10.1002/hbm.22007

  • Kühn, S. & Gallinat, J. (2011). Common biology of craving across legal and illegal drugs: A quantitative meta-analysis of cue-reactivity brain response. European Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 1318-1326.

  • Kühn, S; Romanowski, A; Schilling, C, Lorenz, R, Mörsen, C, Seiferth, N, Banaschewski, T; Barbot, A; Barker, Gareth, J; Büchel, C; Conrod, PJ; Dalley, J W.; Flor, H; Garavan, H;Ittermann, B; Mann, K; Martinot, J-L; Paus, T; Rietschel, M; Smolka, MaN; Ströhle, A; Walaszek, B; Schumann, G; Heinz, A; Gallinat, J; The IMAGEN Consortium (2011). The neural basis of video gaming. Translational Psychiatry. 1, e53; doi:10.1038/tp.2011.53

  • Kühn, S., Schmiedek, F., Schott, B., Ratcliff, R., Heinze, H.-J., Düzel, E., Lindenberger, U., & Lövden, M. (2011). Brain areas consistently linked to individual differences in perceptual decision-making in younger as well as older adults before and after training. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 2147-2158.

  • Kühn, S., Schubert, F., & Gallinat, J. (2010). Reduced thickness in medial orbitofrontal cortex in smokers. Biological Psychiatry, 68, 1061-1065.

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