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Dr. rer. nat. Christian Deuter

Psychologist, scientific staff

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Hindenburgdamm 30
12203 Berlin

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Vita Dr. rer. nat. Christian Deuter

2014 -

Postdoctoral research fellowship at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Advanced training and clinical education as a psychological psychotherapist


Doctoral thesis: „The startle response in psychophysiological research: modulating effects of contextual parameters.” (summa cum laude)

2008 - 2013

PhD student and stipand of the International Research Training Group (IRTG) „Psychoneuroendocrinology of Stress: From Gene and Molecule to Cognition and Affect" (granted by the German Research Foundation, DFG), Institute of Psychobiology, Department of Clinical Physiology, University of Trier, Germany


Diploma of psychology (A-level degree), Title of thesis: „Geschlechtsunterschiede bei der Verarbeitung emotionaler Reize: Reaktionen in EEG- und Verhaltensmaßen auf emotionale Reize bei Mann und Frau unter Aufmerksamkeitsbelastung.“

2001 - 2008

Studies of psychology at the University of Trier, Germany



Kuehl, L. K., Deuter, C. E., Hellmann-Regen, J., Kaczmarczyk, M., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2020). Enhanced noradrenergic activity by yohimbine and differential fear conditioning in patients with major depression with and without adverse childhood experiences. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 96, 109751.

Kuehl, L. K., Schultebraucks, K., Deuter, C. E., May, A., Spitzer, C., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Stress effects on cognitive function in patients with major depressive disorder: Does childhood trauma play a role?. Development and psychopathology, 1-10.

Nowacki, J., Duesenberg, M., Deuter, C. E., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Delayed effects of psychosocial stress on risk taking. Stress, 22(4), 446-454.

Deuter, C. E., Wingenfeld, K., Schultebraucks, K., Otte, C., & Kuehl, L. K. (2019). Influence of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptor stimulation on task switching. Hormones and behavior, 109, 18-24.

Nowacki, J., Heekeren, H. R., Deuter, C. E., Joerißen, J. D., Schröder, A., Otte, C., & Wingenfeld, K. (2019). Decision making in response to physiological and combined physiological and psychosocial stress. Behavioral neuroscience, 133(1), 59.

Deuter, C. E., Nowacki, J., Wingenfeld, K., Kuehl, L. K., Finke, J. B., Dziobek, I., & Otte, C. (2018). The role of physiological arousal for self-reported emotional empathy. Autonomic Neuroscience, 214, 9-14.

De Punder, K., Entringer, S., Heim, C., Deuter, C. E., Otte, C., Wingenfeld, K., & Kuehl, L. K. (2018). Inflammatory measures in depressed patients with and without a history of adverse childhood experiences. Frontiers in psychiatry, 9.

Finke, J. B., Deuter, C. E., Hengesch, X., & Schachinger, H. (2017). The time course of pupil dilation evoked by visual sexual stimuli: Exploring the underlying ANS mechanisms. Psychophysiology.

Deuter, C. E., Wingenfeld, K., Schultebraucks, K., Hellmann-Regen, J., Piber, D., & Otte, C. (2017). Effects of mineralocorticoid-receptor stimulation on risk taking behavior in young healthy men and women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 75, 132-140.

Schultebraucks, K., Deuter, C. E., Duesenberg, M., Schulze, L., Hellmann-Regen, J., Domke, A., . . . Wingenfeld, K. (2016). Selective attention to emotional cues and emotion recognition in healthy subjects: the role of mineralocorticoid receptor stimulation. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 233(18), 3405-3415.

Piber, D., Schultebraucks, K., Mueller, S. C., Deuter, C. E., Wingenfeld, K., & Otte, C. (2016). Mineralocorticoid receptor stimulation effects on spatial memory in healthy young adults: A study using the virtual Morris Water Maze task. Neurobiol Learn Mem, 136, 139-146.

Deuter, C. E., Schachinger, H., Best, D., & Neumann, R. (2016). Effects of two dominance manipulations on the stress response: Cognitive and embodied influences. Biol Psychol, 119, 184-189.

Kuehl, L. K., Deuter, C. E., Richter, S., Schulz, A., Ruddel, H., & Schachinger, H. (2015). Two separable mechanisms are responsible for mental stress effects on high frequency heart rate variability: an intra-individual approach in a healthy and a diabetic sample. Int J Psychophysiol, 95(3), 299-303.

Deuter, C. E., Best, D., Kuehl, L. K., Neumann, R., & Schachinger, H. (2014). Effects of approach-avoidance related motor behaviour on the startle response during emotional picture processing. Biol Psychol, 103, 292-296.

Schilling, T. M., Larra, M. F., Deuter, C. E., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2014). Rapid cortisol enhancement of psychomotor and startle reactions to side-congruent stimuli in a focused cross-modal choice reaction time paradigm. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 24(11), 1828-1835.

Bernard, F., Deuter, C. E., Gemmar, P., & Schachinger, H. (2013). Eyelid contour detection and tracking for startle research related eye-blink measurements from high-speed video records. Comput Methods Programs Biomed, 112(1), 22-37.

Deuter, C. E., Schilling, T. M., Kuehl, L. K., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2013). Startle effects on saccadic responses to emotional target stimuli. Psychophysiology, 50(10), 1056-1063.

Deuter, C. E., Kuehl, L. K., Blumenthal, T. D., Schulz, A., Oitzl, M. S., & Schachinger, H. (2012). Effects of cold pressor stress on the human startle response. PLoS One, 7(11), e49866.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Deuter, C. E., Kuehl, L. K., Schulz, A., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2011). Effect of facial self-resemblance on the startle response and subjective ratings of erotic stimuli in heterosexual men. Arch Sex Behav, 40(5), 1007-1014.

Lass-Hennemann, J., Deuter, C. E., Kuehl, L. K., Schulz, A., Blumenthal, T. D., & Schachinger, H. (2010). Effects of stress on human mating preferences: stressed individuals prefer dissimilar mates. Proc Biol Sci, 277(1691), 2175-2183.




Publication Award of the International Graduate Centre of the University of Trier


Scholarship granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) of the University of Trier, Germany, University of Luxembourg and University of Leiden, The Netherlands „Psychoneuroendocrinology of Stress: From Molecule and Gene to Affect und Cognition" (GRK 1389)




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