Central German Mental Health Center

Benjamin Straube

Benjamin Straube

Prof. Dr. rer. medic., Dipl.-Psych., Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UMR and CMBB

Current position
Professor of Translational Neuroimaging, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
BMBF PROTECT-AD, WP PI Multicentre MR imaging
BMBF Panic Net II, WP multicentre MR imaging

Professional background
since 2016
Heisenberg-Professor for Translational Neuroimaging: Perception & Action, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, MR
Experimental Neuroscience, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UMR
Post-Doc, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UMR
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology & Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Disseration, Dr. rer. medic., Aachen University

Main research foci
  • Translational neuroimaging in psychiatry
  • Action and perception, verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Anxiety, affective processing and social neuroscience
  • Multicentre MRI brain imaging, psychotherapy research

  • Schülke R, Straube B (2019) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Semantic Speech–Gesture Matching in Patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder. Schizophr Bull 45:522–530.
  • Wittmann A, …, Straube B, …, Kircher T, Ströhle A (2018) Effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on neural processing of agoraphobia-specific stimuli in panic disorder and agoraphobia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 87:350–365.
  • Weber H, …, Straube B, … Pané-Farré C, …, Jansen A, ..., Kircher T, …, Scholz CJ (2016) Allelic variation in CRHR1 predisposes to panic disorder: evidence for biased fear processing. Mol Psychiatry 21:813–822.
  • Hahn T, Kircher T, Straube B, …, Lueken U (2015) Predicting treatment response to cognitive behavioral therapy in panic disorder with agoraphobia by integrating local neural information. JAMA Psychiatry 72:68–74.
  • Kircher T, …, Jansen A, ..., Straube B (2013) Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Neural Correlates of Fear Conditioning in Panic Disorder. Biol Psychiatry 73:93–101.

Additional information
Hans-Heimann-award of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience
Handling Editor: Cognitive Processing
Young scientist award of the German Society of Biological Psychiatry
Young scientist award of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
Young scientist award of the von-Behring-Röntgen Foundation
“Borchers-Plakette”, RWTH Aachen, Germany