PROF. DR MARKUS HEINRICHS

 

 

Prof. Dr Markus Heinrichs studied psychology at the University of Wurzburg and the University of Bonn, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Trier (Germany). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), he was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Zurich. Since 2009, Markus Heinrichs has been Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor for Biological and Personality Psychology at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Since 2010, he has headed the Social Neuroscience research group at the Freiburg Brain Imaging Center and has directed the Outpatient Clinic for Stress-Related Disorders. He has pioneered a new field, demonstrating that the neurohormone oxytocin is a key mediator in the regulation of human social cognition and behavior, as well as establishing oxytocin as a target for novel treatment approaches.

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