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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


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.

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.

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

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