About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience in Linköping, Sweden, where I study social interaction, interoception and the self. I am interested in how we establish a bodily self and what happens to the self in psychiatric conditions. To this end, I study autism, ADHD, anorexia, schizophrenia and depression. My research is funded by my grants from Vetenskapsrådet, Svenska Läkaresällskapet and Lions Forskningsfond. Read more on my lab homepage: The Boehme Lab.

I grew up in Darmstadt, Germany, and started my training in Biology at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg. There, I also worked at the Max Planck Institute for medical research. Afterwards, I completed the program for neural and behavioral science at the Max Planck research school in Tübingen. Here, I was involved in projects on visual processing pathways in the human brain and on the characterization of neurons in the deep cerebellar nuclei.

For my PhD, which I defended in 2015, I moved to the psychiatry department of Charité Berlin, where I worked on reinforcement learning in schizophrenia, Huntington’s disease and in healthy individuals using a multimodal imaging approach (fMRI and PET). For my work there, I received the For Women in Science Award. Afterwards I worked as a Postdoc at Charité and Humboldt University, Berlin, and at CSAN, Linköping.

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