The body is one of the most relevant aspects of our self, and we shape it through our eating behavior and physical acitivity. As a psychologist and neuroscientist, I seek to disentangle mutual interactions between how we represent our own body, what we eat and how much we exercise. In the talk, I will give a scoping overview of this approach and present the studies I am conducting as a guest scientist at PS.
Biography: I studied psychology and cognitive neuroscience in Heidelberg and Munich. In 2014, I joined the lab of Prof. Katrin Giel at the Dpt. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy for my PhD project on body representation in eating disorders. During my PhD, I worked closely together with Betty Mohler and Michael Black; and we are now continuing this cooperation for my post-doc projects.