Dr. Franziska Emmerling

Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Story, Room Z567

E-Mail: franziska.emmerling (at) tum.de
Fon: +49 89 289 24099
Fax: +49 89 289 24093

As of Novemeber 2017, Franziska Emmerling is a post-doctoral fellow at the Chair of Research and Science Management.

At the Chair of Research and Science Management, Franziska Emmerling works on unravelling the multi-facetted mechanisms underlying destructive leadership on behavioural, cognitive, and biological level. Furthermore, she assists Professor Dr. Peus and her team regarding the enhancement of talent management and diversity programmes at TUM.

Her past research focuses on the behavioural and neural enhancement of cognitive control, response inhibition, and impulse control. Particularly, she investigated how inhibitory processing is mirrored in neural networks (employing brain imaging and non-invasive brain stimulation), how these networks can be modulated by multi-level interventions, and how such modulations are linked to impulsive and aggressive behaviour and other forms of self-control failure.

Short Bio

Since 11/2017
Post-doctoral researcher at the TUM Chair of Research and Science Management, Munich, Germany
2016 - 2017 Niels Stensen post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (Experimental Psychology and the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict), Oxford, UK
2015-2016 Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
June 2015 PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
2012-2015 Training as Systemic Counsellor (DGSF), Systemic Institute Euregio, Aachen, Germany
2011-2015 Researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
2011 Diplom in Psychology, Trier University, Germany
2008-2009 Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

Journal Articles (note Emmerling = née Dambacher)

Rodriguez-Nieto, G., Sack, A. T., Dewitte, M., Emmerling, F., & Schuhmann, T. (2019). Putting out the blaze: The neural mechanisms underlying sexual inhibition. PloS one, 14(1), e0208809.

Brugman, S., Lobbestael, J., Sack, A.T., Cima, M., Schuhmann, T., Emmerling, F. & Arntz, A (2018). Cognitive Predictors of Reactive and Proactive Aggression in a Forensic Sample: A Comparison with a Non-Clinical Sample. Psychiatry Research, 269, 610-620.

Rodríguez-Nieto, G., Emmerling, F., Dewitte, M., Sack, A. T., & Schuhmann, T. (2018). The Role of Inhibitory Control Mechanisms in the Regulation of Sexual Behavior. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(2), 481-494.

Gross*, J., Emmerling*, F., Vostroknutov, A., Sack, A. T. (2018). Manipulation of Pro-Sociality and Rule-Following with Non-invasive Brain Stimulation. Nature Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1827. [*equal contribution]

Emmerling, F., Martijn, C., Alberts, H. J. E. M., Thomason, A., David, B., Kessler, D., Schuhmann, T., Sack, A. T. (2017). The (non-) replicability of regulatory resource depletion: A field report employing non-invasive brain stimulation. Plos One, 12(3), e0174331.

Yusoufzai, M. Emmerling, F. (2017). How identity crisis, relative deprivation, personal characteristics, and empathy contribute to the engagement of Western individuals in Islamist terrorist behavior: Towards a more comprehensive account of explaining terrorist behavior in Western Muslims. Journal of Terrorism Research, 8(1), 68-80.

Emmerling, F., Duecker, F., Graaf, T. A., Schuhmann, T., Sack, A. T. (2017). Foresight beats hindsight: The neural mechanisms underlying motor preparation in the pro- / anti-cue paradigm. Brain and Behavior, 7(5), e00663.

Emmerling, F., Schuhmann, T., Lobbestael, J., Arnzt, A., Brugman, S. & Sack, A. T. (2016). The role of the insular cortex in retaliation. Plos One, 11(4), e0152000.

Brugman, S., Lobbestael, J., von Borries, A. K. L., Bulten, E. B., Cima, M., Schuhmann, T., (Emmerling) Dambacher, F. & Arntz, A. (2016). Cognitive predictors of violent incidents in forensic psychiatric inpatients. Psychiatry Research, 237, 229-237.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Schuhmann, T., Lobbestael, J., Arnzt, A., Brugman, S. & Sack, A. T. (2015). No effects of bilateral tDCS over inferior frontal gyrus on response inhibition and aggression. Plos One, 10(7), e0132170.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Schuhmann, T., Lobbestael, J., Arnzt, A., Brugman, S. & Sack, A. T. (2015). Reducing proactive aggression through Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(10), 1303-9.

Brugman, S., Lobbestael, J., Arntz, A., Cima, M., Schuhmann, T., (Emmerling) Dambacher, F., & Sack, A. T. (2014). Identifying cognitive predictors of reactive and proactive aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 41(1), 51-64.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Sack, A. T., Lobbestael, J., Arntz, A., Brugman, S., & Schuhmann, T. (2014). The Role of Right Prefrontal and Medial Cortex in Response Inhibition: Interfering with Action Restraint and Action Cancellation Using Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 26(8), 1775-84.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Sack, A.T., Lobbestael, J., Arnzt, A., Brugman, S. & Schuhmann, T. (2014). Out of control: Evidence for anterior insula involvement in motor impulsivity and reactive aggression. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(4), 508-16. Amongst the top-10-most-cited SCAN papers of the year.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Sack, A. T., Lobbestael, J., Arntz, A., Brugman, S., & Schuhmann, T. (2014). A network approach to response inhibition: dissociating functional connectivity of neural components involved in action restraint and action cancellation. The European journal of neuroscience, 39(5), 821–831.

Book Chapters, Other Publications & Contributions

Murken, S. & (Emmerling) Dambacher, F. (2014). Entry ‘Dissociation‘. In K. von Stuckrad & R. A. Segal (eds.), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Leiden (NL) & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.

Murken, S. & (Emmerling) Dambacher, F. (2014). Neue religiöse Bewegungen, Sekten oder Minderheiten? Anmerkungen zur öffentlichen Wahrnehmung kleiner religiöser Gruppierungen. In E. Franke (ed.), Religiöse Minderheiten und gesellschaftlicher Wandel. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

(Emmerling) Dambacher, F., Murken, S. & Lehmann, K. (2011). Quantitative Zugänge zu religiösen Phänomenen: Statistische Analyseverfahren und ihr Potential für die Religionswissenschaften. In S. Kurth & K. Lehmann, Lehrbuch Religionen erforschen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Murken, S. & (Emmerling) Dambacher, F. (2010). Religion, Freizeit und Tourismus. Ich bin dann mal weg: Religionspsychologische Überlegungen zur gegenwärtigen Popularität von Pilgerreisen. Psychologie in Österreich, 30(1), 6-12.

Conference Presentations (selected)

2018, Congress of the German Society for Psychology (DGPS), Frankfurt, Germany
Virtual reality – the Swiss army knife in behavioural training? Working between the poles of internal and external validity.

2017, International Meeting of the European Association for Social Psychology, Granada, Spain
Manipulation of Obedience with Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

2017, International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria
Manipulation of Obedience with Non-invasive Brain Stimulation

2014, Annual meeting, Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C., USA
Shifting the balance: Interfering with motor inhibition and reactive aggression by inducing fronto-cortical asymmetry using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

2014, Annual meeting, Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany
Out of control: Evidence for anterior insula involvement in motor impulsivity and reactive aggression

2013, Annual meeting, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA
The role of right prefrontal cortex in response inhibition: Interfering with action restraint and action cancellation using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

2013, European Winterschool on Novel Insights into Antisocial Behavior, Seeon, Germany
The role of inhibitory control in aggression: A project employing functional Magnetic Imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

2012, Annual meeting, International Society for Research on Aggression, Luxembourg
The role of inhibitory control in aggression - an fMRI study

Grants and Awards (selected)

2018
European Commission, Two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (171.000€)
2017 British Academy, Three-year postdoctoral Fellowship (250.000GBP) - declined
2017 European Union, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence
2015 Niels-Stensen Fellowship, One-year full Fellowship (58.000€)
2014 SISSA Trieste, scholarship to attend the summer-school on social neuroscience
2012 International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA), young investigators award
2010 DAAD & Galilee Institute of Management, two-month scholarship, Israel, Religious and Political Conflicts in the Middle East
2008-2009 JASSO, full one-year scholarship, Japan

Reviews & Professional Memberships

Invited reviewer for
Brain & Behavior
Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Full member of the
European Association for Social Psychology (EASP)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA)
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie (DGSF)