Dr. Maria Seidel

Contact Information

E-Mail: maria.seidel(at)uniklinikum-dresden.de

Research Statement

Coming from the field of Psychology as well as Cognitive Science I try to understand how disorders, such as Anorexia Nervosa can be explained, not just in terms of maladaptive behavior and thinking style, but also how those are rooted within biological and neural mechanisms. Within our research group I focus on differences in emotion regulation and it’s neural underpinnings, measured with fMRI as well as ecological momentary assessment.

Scientific Education


Psychology, Dr.rer.nat., TU Dresden


Cognitive Science, M.Sc., Universität Osnabrück

Psychology, B.Sc., London Metropolitan University

Professional Experience


Postdoctoral Researcher, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden


Researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


PhD Student, Researcher, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden


Student Research Assistant, Universität Osnabrück

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2018: Grant for Research Stay Abroad, Christina Barz Foundation

2017: Grant for Research Stay Abroad, SFB 940, TU Dresden

2017 Grant for Finalizing PhD Thesis, Graduate Academy TU Dresden

2015: Conference Scholarship for Eating Disorder Research Society, DAAD

2014: Poster Prize for the AN-EMA Project at DGESS Congress - ABSTRACT

Selected Publications