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Prof. Dr. Ahmed A. Karim

Leiter Waldzertifikate
Telefon: +49 7371 9315-0

Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

Akademischer Werdegang

2004 - 2009
Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. in Neurowissenschaft an der International Max Planck Research School of Neural and Behavioral Sciences in Tübingen.

Thema der Dissertation: „Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Neuroplasticity and Learning “. Note: Summa cum laude (Auszeichnung)

2002 - 2004
Postgraduales Master-Studium in Neurowissenschaft am International Max Planck Research School of Neural and Behavioral Sciences in Tübingen

1995 - 2001
Diplom-Psychologe (Dipl.-Psych.) an der Freien Universität Berlin. Diplomarbeit erstellt am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung in Berlin

Beruflicher Werdegang

2019 - Aktuell
Associate Professor für Gesundheitspsychologie und Neurorehabilitation sowie Leiter Hochschulzertifikate Wald und Gesundheit an der SRH Fernhochschule – The Mobile University, Riedlingen

2019 - Aktuell
Professor für Psychologie an der Jacobs Universität in Bremen

2014 - 2018
Professor für Prävention und Gesundheitspsychologie an der SRH Fernhochschule – The Mobile University, Riedlingen

2011 - Aktuell
Leiter der Forschungsgruppe „Neuroplastizität und Lernen“ an der Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie in Tübingen


Soliman R. et al. (2021). Effects of tDCS on Language Recovery in Post-Stroke Aphasia: A Pilot Study Investigating Clinical Parameters and White Matter Change with Diffusion Imaging. Brain Sciences 11 (10), 1277

Karim, A. A. et al. (2020). Wald reloaded–Die Neuentdeckung des Waldes aus gesundheitspsychologischer Sicht. Zeitschrift für Komplementärmedizin 12 (02), 24-30.

Crego, A., Yela, J.R., Gómez-Martínez, M.A., Karim, A.A. (2019): The Contribution of Meaningfulness and Mindfulness to Psychological Well-Being and Mental Health: A Structural Equation Model, Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer-Nature, 1-24.

Khalil, R., Godde, B., Karim, A.A. (2019): The link between creativity, cognition, emotion and underlying neural mechanisms, Frontiers in neural circuits 13, 18.

Khalil, R., Tindle, R., Boraud, T., Moustafa, A., Karim, A.A. (2018): Social decision making in autism: On the impact of mirror neurons, motor control, and imitative behaviors, CNS neuroscience & therapeutics 24 (8), 669-676.

Karim, A.A. et al. (2017): Why is 10 past 10 the default setting for clocks and watches in advertisements? A psychological experiment, Frontiers in psychology 8, 1410.

Daltrozzo, J., Kotchoubey, B., Gueler, F., Karim, A.A. (2016): Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on body perception: no evidence for specificity of the right temporo-parietal junction, Brain topography 29 (5), 704-715.

 Khedr, E. et al. (2016): Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on pain, mood and serum endorphin level in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a double blinded, randomized clinical trial, Brain stimulation 10 (5), 893-901.

Khedr, E. et al. (2014): Dual hemisphere repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for rehabilitation of post stroke aphasia: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 28 (8), 740-750.

Khedr, E. et al. (2014): A double-blind randomized clinical trial on the efficacy of cortical direct current stimulation for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Frontiers in aging neuroscience 6, 275.

Karim, A.A. et al. (2010): The truth about lying: Inhibition of the anterior prefrontal cortex improves deceptive behavior, Cerebral Cortex, Oxford Univ. Press, 20(1), 205-213.

Sauseng, P. et al. (2009): Brain oscillatory correlates of human short-term memory capacity, Current Biology 19(21), 1846-1852.

Karim, A.A. (2010): Transcranial cortex stimulation as a novel approach for probing the neurobiology of dreams: Clinical and neuroethical implications, International Journal of dream research 3(1), 17-20.

Karim, A.A. et al. (2006): Neural Internet: Web surfing with brain potentials for the completely paralysed, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 20, 508-515.

Karim, A.A., et al. (2006): Facilitating effect of 15 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on tactile perceptual learning, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT Press, 18, 1577-1585.

Hodzic, A. et al. (2004): Improvement and decline in tactile behavior after cortical plasticity induced by passive tactile coactivation, Journal of Neuroscience 24, 442-446.

Karim, A.A. et al. (2003): Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on slow cortical potentials, Clinical Neurophysiology 56, 331-337.


  • Approbation in Psychotherapie, Fachkunden in Verhaltenstherapie, Kinder- und Jugendpsychotherapie sowie in Gruppenpsychotherapie (2006-2011)
  • Mehrere Auszeichnung u.a. „The 2013 Young Investigator Award of the European Brain and Behavioral Society (EBBS)” und Tutor des Jahres 2021, Forum DistancE-Learning.