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, my lab studies autism, ADHD, anorexia, schizophrenia and depression. My research is funded by grants from Vetenskapsrådet, Svenska Läkaresällskapet, Åke Wiberg Stiftelse, ALF and FORSS grants (Region Östergötland), and Lions Forskningsfond. Read more on my lab homepage: The Boehme Lab.

I grew up in Darmstadt, Germany, and studied at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg and the Max Planck research school in Tübingen. For my PhD at the psychiatry department of Charité Berlin, I worked on the dopaminergic system in schizophrenia and Huntington’s disease using a multimodal imaging approach (fMRI and PET). For my work there, I received the For Women in Science Award. Then I worked as a Postdoc at Charité and Humboldt University, Berlin, and at CSAN, Linköping.

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