Katharina Wellstein

PhD Student



Translational Neuromodeling Unit
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
University of Zurich & ETH Zurich
Wilfriedstrasse 6
8032 Zurich

WIL H-303
+41 634 91 09


ResearchGate & GoogleScholar


2014 -2017 : Master of Science in Psychology (105 ECTS), Subject Social Psychology, University of Zurich. Minor: Historical Sciences.

Master Thesis: Models of Perspective Taking: A Window to Persecutory Delusions. Supervisor: Dr. Andreea O. Diaconescu (TNU), Co-Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Johannes Ullrich (UZH Social Psychology). Project Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Klaas Enno Stephan.

2013 - 2014: Internship at Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology - Chronobiology and Sleep Research:  Assisting in data acquisition of following project: Inter-individual and intra-individual variation of the effects of pulsed RF EMF exposure on the human sleep EEG. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Tüshaus. Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Peter Achermann.

2009 - 2013: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (120 ECTS), University of Zurich. Minor: historical Sciences.

Bachelor Thesis: Werden Beziehungen im Alter Besser? Supervisor: Tina Subiaz. Sponsor: Prof. Dr. Mike Martin.



Petzschner FH, Weber LA, Wellstein KV, Paolini G, Do CT, Stephan KE (2018) Focus of attention modulates the heartbeat evoked potential. NeuroImage, 186: 595 - 606 [PDF]

Stephan KE, Petzschner FH, Kasper L, Bayer J, Wellstein KV, Stefanics G, Prüssmann KP, Heinzle J (2017) Laminar fMRI and Computational Theories of Brain Function. NeuroImage, in press.


Conference posters

Impaired social learning in individuals with subclinical persecutory delusions, 6th European Conference of Schizophrenia Research, Berlin DE. Link