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Dr Kathrin Eschmann

Dr Kathrin Eschmann

Research Associate

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 explore with DTI and resting-state fMRI.


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

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

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

2021-2022 | Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation, CUBRIC, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

2020 | Wellcome Trust ISSF Consolidator Award, CUBRIC, Cardiff University, Cardiff, 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 2019 | B.Sc. empirical internship "Experimental Neuropsychology", M.Sc. seminar "Psychophysiological Methods"

Winter 2018/19 | B.Sc. empirical internship "Experimental Neuropsychology", M.Sc. seminar "Cognitive Psychophysiology"

Summer 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 2017/18 | M.Sc. seminar "Cognitive Psychophysiology"

Research Group

Cardiff University Motivation and Memory Lab - Dr Matthias Gruber


Past projects