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

M. Sc. Mahlet Takele Kassa

M. Sc. Mahlet Takele Kassa
doctoral candidate

Humboldt-Universität → Präsidium → Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Klinische Psychologie Sozialer Interaktion
Visiting address
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Room 419
Phone number
(030) 2093-89776
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

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Since 10/2020

Researcher at the Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Master of Science in Cognitive Science, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CiMEC) University of Trento

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, New York University Abu Dhabi


Research interests

I’m broadly interested in the relationship between our sense of bodily self and social cognition i.e. how we interact with others.
Specifically, how interoception (the perception of signals from within the body) contributes to one’s concept of self and how this in turn interacts and influences affective and cognitive empathy. I attempt to answer these scientific questions using both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques and looking at both neurotypical groups as well as clinical populations who demonstrate alterations or impairments in the relevant dimensions of perception or cognition.