Markus Ruetgen

Markus Ruetgen

Postdoctoral Studies
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, D3, 17165 Solna
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF Petrovic, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I completed my PhD in 2016 at the University of Vienna (advisor: Claus Lamm

  • thesis title: “The role of the opioid system for empathic responses to
    pain”), where I continued my work on the neural mechanisms underlying
    empathy during my post-doctoral training. I joined the Petrovic Group and the
    Emotion lab during fall 2021 as a post-doctoral fellow.
    My research aims at understanding the various sub-components of human empathy
    and their neural underpinnings. So far, my work was largely focused on the
    experimental investigation of empathy for pain both in healthy participants
    and in clinical conditions (major depressive disorder), using
    psychopharmacological manipulations and functional magnetic resonance
    imaging. At the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, I am extending this work
    by applying computational modelling and more ecologically valid experimental

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