Steffen Angstmann



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PhD Student

Research Interests

I find it highly interesting and fascinating to study data processing both in biological and technical systems. My studies in craftsmanship have taught me that in order to really understand a thing you must be able to rebuild it. In this way I think that combining the study of mind using a Psychological level of analysis and an Engineering approach with a focus on simulating or implementing this knowledge can be a fantastically fruitful approach.

Research Groups

Curriculum Vitae


PhD student in Neuroscience, DRCMR & Copenhagen University, Faculty for Health Sciences

MSc student in Applied Computer Science (“Praktische Informatik”) at FU Hagen, Germany


BSc in Computer Science at FU Hagen, Germany


MSc in Psychology (“Diplompsychologe”) at Kiel University, Germany


Journeyman (“Geselle”) in Carpentry at Holzwerkstatt Käfertal, Germany


2011 - Present

Research assistant at Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance

2008 - Present

Student assistant at Emotion Lab and Psychoacoustics Lab, Kiel University

2008 - 2008

Freelance data analyst at Therapeutikum WestFehmarn

2008 - 2008

Psychology Internship at Therapeutikum WestFehmarn, Hospital for mothers/fathers and children

2007 - 2008

Statistics Tutor for analysis with ‘R‘ at Institute of Psychology, Kiel University

2004 - 2008

Exhibition Stand Builder, ExpoEvent Manheim

Full CV


Angstmann, S., Madsen, K. S., Skimminge, A., Jernigan, T. L., Baaré, W. F. C., & Siebner, H. R. (2016). Microstructural asymmetry of the corticospinal tract predicts right-left differences in circle drawing skill in right-handed adolescents. Brain Struct Funct.

Hartwigsen, G., Bergmann, T. O., Herz, D. M., Angstmann, S., Karabanov, A., Raffin, E., Thielscher, A., et al. (2015). Modeling the effects of noninvasive transcranial brain stimulation at the biophysical, network, and cognitive Level. Progress in brain research (Vol. 222).

Angstmann, S., & Siebner, H. (2013). Effects of Cortical Stimulation on Cortical Functional Connectivity: Imaging Studies. In R. Chen & J. Rothwell (Eds.), Cortical Connectivity. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

Börner, A., Angstmann, S., & Kaernbach, C. (2011). Interaktion positiver Emotionen bei sexuellen und appetitlichen Stimuli. (K. Bittrich, S. Blankenberger, & J. Lukas, Eds.) 53. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen. Halle a.d. Saale, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich.

Angstmann S, Bergmann TO, Siebner HR, Kaernbach C (2010). Influence of transcranial magnetic stimulation applied to primary auditory cortex on the determination of just notable tonal differences. Diploma Thesis (German) and Poster, presented at TeaP (52), Saarbrücken, Germany.

Angstmann, S., Traupe, O., & Kaernbach, C. (2008). Distance effects in differential conditioning and choice reaction tasks. Talk at International Congress of Psychology (XXIX). Berlin, Germany.

Dombrowski, E., Angstmann, S., v. Borstel, J., Gall, A. L., Helm, F., & Schulz, F. (2006). Differences in rhythmic and tonal perception dependending on musical pretraining. (German) Jahrestagung 2006 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie (DGM). Freiburg, Germany