Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology

Dr. Steffen Landgraf

Dr. Steffen Landgraf
landgras (at)

Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Room 3'213
Phone number
(030) 2093 9360
(030) 2093 9361
Mailing address


Curriculum Vitae

Born 26th of August 1980 in Berlin, Germany
2000 Abitur (German High School Diploma), Coubertin Gymnasium Berlin
2001 - 2004 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
2004 - 2007 Masters' Program in Psychology (Diploma), Humboldt University Berlin
2007 - 2010 PhD, cotutored thesis at Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France & Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


2004 B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Psychology and Spanish
2007 M.A. (Diploma) Psychology
2010 PhD (Summa Cum Laude) in Neuroscience (clinical & cognitive psychology)

Awards and Honors

2009 Young Scientist Award - World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP, Paris, F)
2010 Young Investigator Award - ‘Changing People, Changing Brains’ conference (Konstanz, GER)
2010 Young Scientist Award - VIII International Symposium on Schizophrenia (ISSB, Berne, SUI)
2010 Trainee Abstract Award - Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM, Barcelona, ESP)

Professional Experience

2003 - 2004 Student research assistant, Psychology Department, University of Minnesota, USA.
2004 Psychiatric research assistant, Psychiatry Unit at the Veterans´ Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, USA.
2006 Psychiatric Research Assistant, Sainte Anne Hôpital, Paris, France.
2007 Research Assistant, National Institute of Health (NIH), Washington D.C., USA


2001 Three year athletic scholarship (University of Minnesota, USA)
2004 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Progam (UROP, University of Minnesota)
2006 ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ & ‘Socrates’ European Scholarships (University Paris V, France)
2007 PhD scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2008 PhD scholarship by the KKGS foundation (‘Konsul-Karl-und-Dr-Gabriele-Sandmann’ Foundation)
2008 Mobility grant of the French-German University (UFA-DFH)
2008 Mobility grant of the German Research Federation (DFG)
2009 Mobility grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2010 Elsa Neumann grant by the Federal State of Berlin
2010 Mobility grant of the Societé de Neurosciences

Teaching Experience

2009 - 2010 Seminar „Visuelle Räumlichkeit“ (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Research Interests

  • Strategic efficiency of neural networks during cognitive processing
  • Cognitive dysfunctions and their compensation (e.g., in schizophrenia, affective disorder, illiteracy)
  • Contents: cognition (executive functions, neuropsychological testing), psychopathology, mathematical giftedness, representation of script knowledge
  • Methods: functional imaging (fMRI), oculometry, eye movement analyses, pupillometry, behavioral testing