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Prof. Dr. Simone Schütz-Bosbach

Prof. Dr. Simone Schütz-Bosbach

Professor of Experimental Neuro-Cognitive Psychology and
Head of the Body Social Cognition & Action Lab


LMU Munich
Department of Psychology
General and Experimental Psychology
Leopoldstr. 13, D-80802 Munich

Room: 3211
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-5210

Office hours:
by appointment via email

Further Information

Simone Schütz-Bosbach is a professor of Experimental Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich since October 2015. Her research focuses on human sensation, perception and action by using a wide range of methodologies, including psychophysics and behavioural testing, fMRI, EEG and TMS.

Simone studied psychology at the University of Bonn, Germany where she earned her diploma in 2000. Her doctoral studies were on perception and action at the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich with Wolfgang Prinz and Dirk Kerzel. Having received her doctor’s degree from LMU Munich in 2004, Simone worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Munich with Wolfgang Prinz and Günther Knoblich for a further year. She then moved to London, UK to join Patrick Haggard’s lab at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London as a research fellow. In 2006, she returned to Germany to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, where she became head of the independent Max Planck Research Group “Body and Self” in 2007 (- 2014). Prior to Simone’s current appointment in Munich, she held a temporary professorship at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, where she also earned her Habilitation in 2015 with a thesis on sensorimotor-based indicators of self-representation.

Simone was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by Max Planck Society in 2004 and a Heisenberg Fellowship by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2013. She was a member of the “Junge Akademie” at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Nationale Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (2008 - 2013) as well as a member of the "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and the Humanities" funded by VolkswagenStiftung.

Specific Research Topics

Cognitive Neuroscience of (voluntary) Action; Interactions between Human Sensation, Cognition and Action, Body Perception, Self-Other Distinction

Selected Publications

  • Kaiser, J. & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2021). Motor Interference, but not Sensory Interference, Increases Midfrontal Theta Activity and Brain Synchronization During Reactive Control. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1788-1801.
  • Kaiser, J., Belenya, R., Chung, W.-Y., Gentsch., A., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2021). Learning Something New Versus Changing Your Ways: Distinct Effects on Midfrontal Oscillations and Cardiac Activity for Learning and Flexible Adjustments. Neuroimage, 226, 117550.
  • Marshall, A.C., Gentsch, A., Blum, A.-L., Bröring, C., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2019). I feel what I do: Relating interoceptive processes and reward-related behaviour. Neuroimage, 191, 315-324.
  • Marshall, A.C., Gentsch, A., Jelinčić, V., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2017). Exteroceptive expectations modulate interoceptive processing: repetition-suppression effects for visual and heartbeat evoked potentials. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16525.
  • Weiss, C., Herwig, A., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The self in action effects: Selective attenuation of self-generated sounds. Cognition, 121(2), 207-18.
  • Gentsch, A., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). I Did It: Unconscious expectation of sensory consequences modulates the experience of self-agency and its functional signature. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(12), 3817-28.
  • Schütz-Bosbach, S., & Prinz, W. (2007). Perceptual resonance: Action-induced modulation of perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11(8), 349-355.
  • Schütz-Bosbach, S., Mancini, B., Aglioti, S.M., & Haggard, P. (2006). Self and other and in the human motor system. Current Biology, 16(8), 1830-1834.
  • Bosbach, S., Cole, J., Prinz, W., & Knoblich, G. (2005). Inferring another's expectation from action: The role of peripheral sensation. Nature Neuroscience, 8(10), 1295-1297.
  • Bosbach, S., Prinz, W., & Kerzel, D. (2004). A Simon-effect with stationary moving stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 30(1), 39-55.

For a full publication list see: Scopus or Google Scholar