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The head of the department General Psychology: Cognition at the University of Duisburg-Essen is Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand. General Psychology: Cognition is a part of the division of Human-Centered Computing and Cognitive Science (HCCS) at the Faculty of Computer Science.

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27.10.2023Understanding addictive behaviour

Be it World of Warcraft or pornography: it's easy to get lost in the digital world. Dr Stephanie Antons is researching how problematic addictive behaviour can develop from media consumption. Her work leads the UDE psychologist to the 7 Tesla MRI of the Erwin L. Hahn Institute in Essen. Here she uses high-resolution brain scans to gain deeper insights into the activities of various brain areas and their connection to addictive behaviour.

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01.05.2021Start of the research group

The research group (FOR 2974) started its work on May 1, 2021. In seven sub-projects, the psychological and neurobiological processes of the development and maintenance of specific Internet use disorders are to be researched.

Further information on the research group can be found on the homepage.

25.09.2020DFG research group approved

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the research group (FOR 2974) "Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet-use disorders" (ACSID). The spokesperson for the research group is Prof. Dr. Matthias Brand. Colleagues from the UDE work together with colleagues from the Universities of Bamberg, Bochum, Gießen, Mainz, Lübeck, Siegen, Ulm and the Hannover Medical School. The aim of the research group is to better understand the psychological and neurobiological processes involved in the development and maintenance of specific Internet use disorders in order to make a contribution to improve prevention and therapy.

Press article:

https://www.dfg.de/en/service/press/press_releases/2020/press_release_no_39/index.html

https://www.uni-due.de/2020-09-25-dfg-bewilligt-transregionale-forschungsgruppe-brand