Anne Felsenheimer

Anne Felsenheimer

Doktorandin (Clinician Scientist Program)


Akademischer Werdegang

seit 2022      Doktorandin, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                       Lab-Rotationen in der Orientierungsphase: Isabel Dziobek, Patrick Haggard und Michael Gaebler

2012–2020  Medical Doctor in Medicine & Philosophy, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, Medical University Vienna, Austria & Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

2013–2014  Interdisciplinary Advanced Study Program “What is mankind?”, Tübingen

2009–2012  Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Karl-Ruprechts-Universität Heidelberg


Research experience

2021–2022 International Fulbright Scholar, Body, Mind and Brain Lab (Prof. Dr. Sohee Park), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA

2020–2021 Research associate, "Focus alternatives in the human mind: Retrieval, Representation and Recall" (FAHMRRR, Prof. Dr. Katharina Spalek), Department of German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2019–2020 Research assistance, MetaMotorLab (Dr. Elisa Filevich), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience,  Berlin

2015–2020 Research assistance, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Lab (PD Dr. Alexander Rapp), Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

2010–2011 Research assistance, Cognitive Research in Social Psychology (Prof. Dr. Klaus Fiedler), Karl-Ruprechts-Universität Heidelberg


Academic award

2017 Poster Award, World Psychiatry Congress



2022             Zia - Visible Women in Science, Zeit-Verlag
2020             Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship
2020             DAAD Doctoral Scholarship, German Academy Exchange Service (DAAD)
2015–2019 Deutschlandstipendium, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)



Felsenheimer, A., Kieckhäfer, C., & Rapp, A. (2022). Irony detection in patients with borderline personality disorder: An experimental study examining schizotypal traits, response biases and empathy. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 9, 24.

Felsenheimer, A., Kieckhäfer, C., & Rapp, A. (2020). Familiarity, empathy, and comprehension of metaphors in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 291, 113152.

Kieckhäfer, C*., Felsenheimer, A.*, & Rapp, A. (2019). A new test for irony detection: The influence of schizotypal, borderline, and autistic personality traits. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 99.

Rapp, A., Felsenheimer, A., Langohr, K., & Klupp, M. (2018). The comprehension of familiar and novel metaphoric meanings in schizophrenia: A pilot study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 2251.

Rapp, A., Purr, F., & Felsenheimer, A. (2018). Sarcasm comprehension as a social cognition measure in schizophrenia – A systematic literature search and meta-analysis on the use of the TASIT. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44(Suppl 1), S136.

Felsenheimer, A. (2016). Pocken. In E. Bierende, P. Moos, & E. Seidl (Eds.), Krankheit als Kunst(form): Moulagen der Medizin (pp. 141–143). Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen.


Poster presentations and talks

Felsenheimer, A., & Rapp, A. (2022, April). A meta-analysis on proverb comprehension in schizophrenia considering 60 years of research [Poster]. Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Conference, April 2022, Florenz, Italien.

Felsenheimer, A., Baxter, T., & Park, S. (2022, April). When virtual reality becomes real: Characteristics of felt presence among individuals at high risk for psychosis [Poster]. Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Conference, Florenz, Italien.

Felsenheimer, A., Koch, X, Sun, C., & Spalek, K. (2022, März). Individual differences in recall of focused words and contextual alternatives using machine learning approaches [Poster]. 35th Annual Conference on Human Sentence Processing (HSP), Santa Cruz, USA.

Felsenheimer, A., Rapp, A., Baxter, T., Griffith, T., Lee, H., & Park, S. (2021, April). ‘They’ are not always friends: Social (de-)connectedness in narratives, social contacts and loneliness and its longitudinal impact on schizotypal traits during the COVID-19 pandemic [Poster]. Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS) Conference (virtual).

Felsenheimer, A. (2021, Mai). Psychological and physical impact of the COVID-19 pandemia: Long and short-term effects in Germany [Eingeladener Vortrag]. NeuroFrance, Straßbourg, Frankreich (virtual).

Arbuzova, P., Felsenheimer, A., Espinosa, P., & Filevich, E. (2021, März). Relationship between metacognition of motor, visual and memory processes [Poster]. Mind, Brain, Body Symposium, MindBrainBody Institute, Berlin.

Felsenheimer, A. (2021, Januar). Irony and metaphor comprehension in borderline personality disorder [Invited talk]. Clinical Brown Bag Meeting, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA (virtual).

Felsenheimer, A., Kieckhäfer, C., & Rapp, A. (2020, November). Ambiguity in borderline personality disorder: The detection of irony [Poster]. DGPPN Congress of Psychiatry (virtual).

Rapp, A., & Felsenheimer, A. (2019, Juni). Changing perspectives: Associations of schizotypal traits in the comprehension of irony and metaphor in borderline personality disorder [Eingeladener Vortrag]. International Consortium on Schizotypy Research Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Felsenheimer, A. (2019, Februar). Splitting at its core: Figurative language in borderline personality disorder [Vortrag]. Herbstakademie “Synchronization in Embodied Interaction”, Freiburg i. Br.

Felsenheimer, A., Kieckhäfer, C., & Rapp, A. (2012, Oktober). A new German language test for irony comprehension in psychiatric disorders [Poster]. World Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin.

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