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Dr. Christian Paret

Dr. Paret studied psychology at Hamburg University. He trained as a researcher at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (Durham, NC, USA) and at the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim (CIMH, Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Raffael Kalisch, Prof. Kevin LaBar and Prof. Gabriele Ende. He received his Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 2016 after completing his dissertation on emotion regulation with amygdala neurofeedback. Since 2018, he has headed a research group at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy (Medical Director: Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl) at CIMH.
As neuroscientist and trained clinical psychologist, Dr. Paret leverages neuroscience to develop new treatments for individuals suffering from mental disorders. For the two-year fellowship granted him by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Paret is working with Prof. Talma Hendler at the Sagol Brain Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. His research focuses on the learning of brain self-regulation with live feedback from the “emotional brain,” using functional neuroimaging.