Carmen Morawetz

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from September 1st to October 14th, 2022

Following her strong passion for research and curiosity for neuroscience, Carmen Morawetz did her PhD in Psychology at the University of Goettingen (Germany). She then joined the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of Emotions” at the Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience department at the Freie Universität Berlin as a PostDoc. After being awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to work at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), she started as a full professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria from 09/2020. Her key scientific contributions are in social, cognitive and affective neuroscience.

The project

Title: Affective Control in Addiction: Prediction of Emotional Reactivity and Emotion Regulation

Keywords: Neuroimaging; emotion; fMRI; neuroscience

Selected publications


  • Morawetz, C., Berboth, S., Kohn, N., Jackson, P.L., Jauniaux, J. (2022). Reappraisal and emapthic perspective-taking – More alike than meets the eyes. NeuroImage, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119194.
  • Sokołowski A, Morawetz C, Folkierska-Żukowska M, Dragan W. (2021). Brain Activation During Cognitive Reappraisal Depending on Regulation Goals and Stimulus Valence. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. Nov 8:nsab117. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsab117.
  • Kohn, N.*, Morawetz, C.*, Weymar, M., Yuan, J., Dolcos, F. (2021). Editorial: Cognitive control of emotions in challenging contexts. Front. Behav. Neurosci. - Emotion Regulation and Processing.
  • Rehbein, E., Kogler, L., Hornung, J., Morawetz, C., Bayer, J. Krylova, M., Sundström-Poromaa, I., Derntl, B. (2021). Estradiol Administration Modulates Neural Emotion Regulation. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  • Berboth, S., Windischberger, C., Kohn, N., Morawetz, C. (2021). Test-retest reliability of emotion regulation networks using fMRI at ultra-high magnetic field. NeuroImage. 27 February,
  • Morawetz, C., Berboth, S., Bode, S. (2021). With a little help from my friends: the effect of social proximity on emotion regulation-related brain activity. NeuroImage. Jan 30;117817 doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.117817.
  • Berboth, S. & Morawetz, C. (2021). Amygdala-related connectivity during emotion regulation: A meta-analysis of psychophysiological interactions. Neuropsychologia. Jan 28;107767. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107767.
  • Morawetz, C. Riedel, M.C., Salo, T., Berboth, S., Eickhoff, S.B., Laird, A., Kohn, N. (2020). Multiple large-scale networks underlying emotion regulation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. Sep;116:382-395. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.07.001.
  • Schubert, E., Agathos, J.A., Brydevall, M., Feuerriegel, D., Koval, P., Morawetz, C., Bode, S. (2020). Neural patterns during anticipation predict emotion regulation success for reappraisal. Cognitive, Affective, Behavioral Neuroscience, Jul 6. doi: 10.3758/s13415-020-00808-2.
  • Morawetz, C., Steyrl, D., Berboth, S., Heekeren, H.R., Bode, S. (2020). Emotion regulation modulates dietary decision-making via activity in the prefrontal-striatal valuation system. Cerebral Cortex, Jun 22:bhaa147. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa147.
  • Morawetz, C., Mohr, P.N.C., Heekeren, H.R., Bode, S. (2019). The effect of emotion regulation on risk-taking and decision-related activity in prefrontal cortex. SCAN, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsz078.
  • Froehlich, E., Liebig, J., Morawetz, C., Ziegler, J.C., Braun, M., Heekeren, H.R., Jacobs, A.M. (2017). Same same but different: processing words in the aging brain. Neuroscience, 371: 75-95. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.11.042.
  • Turner, W., Johnston, P., De Boer, K., Morawetz, C., Bode, S. (2017). Multivariate pattern analysis of event-related potentials predicts the subjective relevance of everyday objects, Consciousness & Cognition, 55:46-58. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.07.006.
  • Liebig, J., Froehlich, E., Ziegler, J.C., Morawetz, C., Braun, M., Heekeren, H.R., Jacobs, A. (2017). Neurofunctionally dissecting the developing reading system in children. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 27:45-57. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.07.002.
  • Morawetz, C., Bode, S., Derntl, B., Heekeren, H.R. (2017). The effect of strategies, goals and stimulus material on the neural mechanisms of emotion regulation: A meta-analysis of MRI studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Jan 72: 111-128. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.11.014.
  • Morawetz, C.*, Oganian, Y.*, Schlickeiser, U., Jacobs, A., Heekeren, H.R. (2017). ­Second language use facilitates implicit emotion regulation via content labelling, Frontiers in Psychology, 8(336), DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00366. eCollection 2017.
  • Morawetz, C., Bode, S., Baudewig, J., Heekeren, H.R. (2016). Effective amygdala-prefrontal connectivity predicts individual differences in successful emotion regulation. SCAN, Dec 20, DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsw169.
  • Morawetz, C., Alexandrowicz, R.W., Hauke R. Heekeren, H.R. (2016). Successful emotion regulation is predicted by amygdala activity and aspects of personality: A latent variable approach. Emotion, Nov 7. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000215.
  • Morawetz, C., Kellermann, T., Kogler, L., Radke, S., Blechert, J., Derntl, B. (2016). Intrinsic functional connectivity underlying successful emotion regulation of angry faces. SCAN, 11 (12): 1980-1991. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsw107
  • Meshi, D., Mamerow, L., Kirilina, E., Morawetz, C., Margulies, D.S., Heekeren, H.R. (2016). Sharing self-related information is associated with intrinsic functional connectivity of cortical midline brain regions. Scientific Reports, 6: 22491.
  • Morawetz, C., Bode, S., Baudewig, J., Jacobs, A.M., Heekeren, H.R. (2016). Neural Representations of Emotion Regulation Goals. Human Brain Mapping, 37(2): 600-620.
  • Morawetz, C., Bode, S., Kirilina, E., Baudewig, J., Heekeren, H.R. (2016). Changes in effective connectivity between dorsal and ventral prefrontal regions moderate emotion regulation. Cerebral Cortex, 26(5): 1923-37. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv005. Epub 2015 Jan 28.
  • Löffler, L.A.K., Radke, S., Morawetz, C., Derntl, B. (2016). Emotional Dysfunctions in Neurodegenerative Diseases. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524(8): 1727-1743.


Published at 29 July 2022