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Dr Kathrin Eschmann

Dr Kathrin Eschmann

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


My research focuses on the neurocognition of memory and cognitive control for which I mainly use spectrotemporal brain imaging techniques, such as EEG and MEG. I am especially interested in cognitive and memory enhancement - for example, via motivational states and neurofeedback training - and the individual differences thereof, which I aim to explore with diffusion MRI.


2014 - 2018

Doctorate of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology, International Research Training Group "Adaptive Minds", Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, and Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2012 - 2014

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2009 - 2012

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Psychology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London, UK

Honours and awards

2020 Wellcome Trust ISSF Consolidator Award, CUBRIC, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

2019 Internal seed grant, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

2015 - 2018 Excellence Programme for Female Researchers, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany


B.Sc./M.Sc. Psychology courses at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Summer term 2019

B.Sc. empirical internship "Experimental Neuropsychology"

M.Sc. seminar "Psychophysiological Methods"

Winter term 2018/19

B.Sc. empirical internship "Experimental Neuropsychology"

M.Sc. seminar "Cognitive Psychophysiology"

Summer term 2018

B.Sc. seminar "Neuro-cognitive Aspects of Teaching and Learning"

B.Sc./M.Sc. seminar for Bachelor and Master theses in Cognitive Neuropsychology

Winter term 2017/18

M.Sc. seminar "Cognitive Psychophysiology"

Research Group

Cardiff University Motivation and Memory Lab - Dr Matthias Gruber