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Simone Schütz-Bosbach

Prof. Dr. Simone Schütz-Bosbach


Leopoldstr. 13
D-80802 München

Room: 3211
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 2180 5210
Fax: + 49 (0) 89 2180 5211

Office hours:
Winter term: Monday 12:00 - 13:00
Summer term: Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00
Semester break: by appointment

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 (since 2006).

Specific Research Topics:

Cognitive Neuroscience of (voluntary) Action; Cognition and Action, Body Perception, Self/Other Distinction, Self-Concept