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Annekathrin Schacht

Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology

Research Interests

  • Affective, Cognitive, and Social Neuroscience

Education and Employment

2011Habilitation in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB), Germany
2010 - Junior Research Group Leader, Courant Research Center Text structures, University of Göttingen
2010Guest Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, HUB, Germany
2009Interim Professor of Psychology of Motivation and Emotion, University of Potsdam, Germany
2008 - 2010Project leader, “Emotions in Word and Face Processing”, funded by the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotion”, Berlin, Germany
2008PhD (Dr. rer. nat., Psychology), HUB, Germany

Selected honours and awards

2010 -Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the Support of Young Scholars
2010Invited Professor, CISA, Geneva, Switzerland
2009Top Reviewer in 2009 for Biological Psychology

Selected publications

Schacht, A. (2013). Reviving a Forgotten Dimension? Potency in Affective Neuroscience. In: J Fontaine, KR Scherer, & C Soriano (Eds.), Components of Emotional Meaning: A Sourcebook. New York: Oxford University Press; p. 261-270.

Rellecke, J., Sommer, W., Schacht, A. (2012). Does Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions Depend on Intention? Time-resolved Evidence from Event-related Brain Potentials. Biological Psychology 90, 23-32.

Bayer, M., Sommer, W., & Schacht, A. (2012). Font Size Matters - Emotion and Attention in Cortical Responses to Written Words. PLoS One 7(5): e36042.

Bayer, M., Sommer, W., & Schacht, A. (2011). Emotional Words Impact the Mind but not the Body: Evidence from Pupillary Responses. Psychophysiology, 48, 1553-1561.

Schacht, A., Adler, N., Chen, P., Guo, T., & Sommer, W. (2011). Association with Positive Outcome induces Early Effects in Event-related Brain Potentials. Biological Psychology, 86, 130-136.

Schacht, A., Dimigen, O., & Sommer, W. (2010). Emotions in Cognitive Conflicts are Not Aversive but are Task Specific. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neursocience, 10, 349-356.

Schacht, A. & Sommer, W. (2009). Emotions in Word and Face Processing: Early and Late Cortical Responses. Brain and Cognition, 69, 538-550.

Schacht, A. & Sommer, W. (2009). Time Course and Task Dependence of Emotion Effects in Word Processing. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 28-43.


Prof. Dr. Annekathrin Schacht
Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology
Goßlerstraße 14
37073 Göttingen
Tel: +49-551-39-20022