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Prof. Dr. Philipp Kanske

Philipp Kanske © Kerstin Flake

Prof. Dr. Philipp Kanske

Contact Information
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Chair for Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Room 315 Chemnitzer Str. 46a

01187 Dresden

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+49 351 463-42225
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+49 351 463-36984

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Philipp Kanske is Professor for Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Technische Universität Dresden and Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. He explores the emotional and cognitive processes that enable social behavior and their alterations in psychopathology. In his work he uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to describe the underlying neuronal mechanisms.

I support the Open Science Initiative of the Faculty of Psychology.

Academic experience

since 2017

Professor for Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Technische Universität Dresden

2012 – 2017

Group Leader „Psychopathology of the Social Brain” at the Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

2011 – 2012

Research staff at Heidelberg University, Department of Psychiatry, Section of Experimental Psychopathology and Neuroimaging, Heidelberg

2009 – 2011

PostDoc at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Mannheim



Habilitation at Heidelberg University


Licensed Psychotherapist
(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT)


Dr. rer. nat. at the University of Leipzig
(summa cum laude)


Dipl.-Psych. at Technische Universität Dresden
(funded by ev. Studienwerk Villigst)


M.Sc. at the University of Oregon, USA
(funded by Fulbright)

Honors and awards


Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award of the German Research Foundation


Member of the Young Academy at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Lilly Young Investigator Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder at the International Conference on Bipolar Disorder


Young Investigator Award of the European Brain and Behaviour Society


„Rising Star” of the Association for Psychological Science


Young Investigator Award of the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application


Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society


Werner Straub Award of the Department of Psychology at Technische Universität Dresden


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