Dr. Christian Panitz

Christian Panitz

Wiss. Mitarbeiter


+49 6421 28-23667 +49 6421 28-28948 christian.panitz@staff 1 Gutenbergstraße 18
35032 Marburg
G|01 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 02002 bzw. +2002)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Psychologie (Fb04) AG Persönlichkeit und Diagnostik Differentielle Psychologie

Research Interests

Multimodal psychophysiological assessment
Brain-heart coupling
EEG methods
Fear & anxiety
Fear conditioning
Feedback processing 


2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PhD in Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg. Topic of PhD thesis: Cortico-cardiac Processing of Motivational-Affective Cues - Mechanisms and Individual Differences
Diploma in Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg. Topic of diploma thesis: Feedback-evoked coupling of cortical and cardiac activity in depression and panic disorder
Vordiplom in Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg


Panitz, C., Sperl, M. F. J., Hennig, J., Klucken, T., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E.M. (eingereicht). Fearfulness, neuroticism/anxiety, and COMT Val158Met in long-term fear conditioning and extinction.
Lueckel, M., Panitz, C., Nater, U., & Mueller, E.M. (2018). Reliability and robustness of feedback-evoked brain-heart coupling after placebo, dopamine, and noradrenaline challenge. International Journal of Psychophysiology, epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2018.01.010.
Sperl, M.F., Panitz, C., Rosso, M., Dillon, D., Kumar, P., Hermann, A., ... Mueller, E.M. (2018). Fear extinction Recall Modulates Human Frontomedial Theta and Amygdala Activity. Cerebral Cortex, epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx353
Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Mueller, E.M. (2015). Conditioned and extinguished fear modulate functional corticocardiac coupling in humans. Psychophysiology, 52, 1351-1360.                    Mueller, E.M., Panitz, C., Pizzagalli, D.A., Hermann, C., & Wacker, J. (2015). Midline theta dissociate agentic extraversion and anhedonic depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 172-177.
Mueller, E.M., Panitz, C., Hermann, C., & Pizzagalli, D.A. (2014). Prefrontal Oscillations during Recall of Conditioned and Extinguished Fear in Humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 7059-7066.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mueller, E.M., Panitz, C., Nestoriuc, Y., Stemmler, G., & Wacker, J. (2014). Panic Disorder and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Predict Coupling of Cortical and Cardiac Activity. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39, 507-514.
Panitz, C., Wacker, J., Stemmler, G., & Mueller, E.M. (2013). Brain-heart coupling at the P300 latency is linked to anterior cingulated cortex and insula – a cardio-encephalographic covariance tracing study. Biological Psychology, 94, 185-191.


Student Poster Award of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
Travel Grant the Society for Psychophysiological Research
2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Student Poster Award of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
Research Training Fellowship of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (2.890 $) for a 3-month stay at the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (supervisor: Andreas Keil, PhD) in Gainesville, FL, USA
Travel grant from the German Academic Foundation for internship in the USA for a 4-month stay at the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (head: Diego Pizzagalli, PhD) at McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Belmont, MA, USA

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