Katharina Eichin


Ph.D. Student in the ERC-funded project "Transdiagnostic views on eating disorders and obesity and new approaches for treatment"


  • MSc, Psychology: Theory and Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

  • BSc, Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany

    • Erasmus+ at the University of Padova, Italy


During my Bachelor’s studies I developed an interest in health-related topics, bio-psychological interactions and neuro-imaging methods. Following those interests I worked with both EEG and fMRI in the course of my Master’s studies on projects investigating chronic pain and visual learning . My current research focusses on cue reactivity to food and decision making using mouse tracking, eyetracking and EEG.


Arend, A.-K.,Schnepper, R., Lutz, A. P. C., Eichin, K. N., & Blechert, J. (2022). Prone to food in bad mood—Emotion‐potentiated food‐cue reactivity in patients with binge‐eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Eichin, K. N., Georgii, C., Arend, A. K., Van Dyck, Z., & Blechert, J. (2021). (Mouse cursor)-Tracking food decisions in binge eating disorder reveals preference for high-energy foods and a role of BMI. Appetite, 105890. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105890

Georgii, C., Eichin, K. N., Richard, A., Schnepper, R., Voderholzer, U., Treasure, J. & Blechert, J. (2021). I change my mind to get better: Process tracing-based microanalysis of food choice processes reveals differences between Anorexia Nervosa and bulimia nervosa during inpatient treatment. Appetite.

Schnepper, R., Georgii, C., Eichin, K., Arend, A. K., Wilhelm, F. H., Vögele, C., ... & Blechert, J. (2020). Fight, Flight,–Or Grab a Bite! Trait Emotional and Restrained Eating Style Predicts Food Cue Responding Under Negative Emotions. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Chami, R., Treasure, J., Cardi, V., Lozano-Madrid, M., Eichin, K.N., McLoughlin, G., & Blechert, J. (2020). Exploring Changes in Event-Related Potentials After a Feasibility Trial of Inhibitory Training for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology.

Torta, D. M., De Laurentis, M., Eichin, K. N., von Leupoldt, A., van den Broeke, E. N., & Vlaeyen, J. W. (2020). A highly cognitive demanding working memory task may prevent the development of nociceptive hypersensitivity. Pain.