Bochum Neuropsychoanalysis Group


Team BNG

Who we are

Our group is interested in studying the human psyche from a wide range of perspectives, reaching from the conscious and unconscious facets of feelings, fantasies, and self-perception, to basic processing at the neurophysiological level of brain functioning.  We come from different professional backgrounds, working in- and outside of academic institutions as psychotherapists, philosophers, and cognitive neuroscientists. What unites us is a common interest in both neuroscience and the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. We believe that a dialogue between the different disciplines that study mind and brain offers the chance to gain insights that will eventually benefit not only research and theory but also as the practice of psychotherapy.






Ruhr-Universität Bochum

GAFO Ebene 05, Räume 606-616


44780 Bochum
Tel. 0234/32 28674
Fax. 0234/32 14622



28.11.2017: Katerina Fotopoulou, UC London, will present her current research on December 6, 5 pm, in Room GB 03/42 at the RUB. Please find the abstract and more information about the event here!


19.10.2017: First session of the Journal Club on Neuropsychoanalysis at 15.45 pm, room GAFO 05/609. Suggested topic for this term: "The Self"

27.09.2017: We are very pleased to announce that Katerina Fotopoulou, UC London, will present her current research on December 6, 5 pm, at the RUB. More information coming soon!

14.09.2017: A new paper by our group on the behavioral and psychophysiological correlates of repression published in Frontiers in Psychology.

13.-15.07.2017 Check out our poster on "The neural correlates of transference processes" at the NPSA Congress in London

Save the date! On February 20, 5 pm, Prof. Leuzinger-Bohleber, Sigmund-Freud-Institute Frankfurt, will present some of her seminal work connecting Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience here at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Please find more information on the event here.

09.11.2016: Our website is now online!

27.10.2016: Journal Club on Neuropsychoanalysis has started!