Matthias Brand

WP2 Lead

Dr. Matthias Brand is full professor of General Psychology: Cognition at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is also director of the Center for Behavioral Addiction Research (CeBAR), University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and director of the Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen, Germany. He has a diploma in psychology (1999, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany) and a PhD in psychology (2001, University of Bielefeld, Germany). His research interests concentrate on neurobiological and psychological mechanisms underlying behavioral addictions. He is speaker of the DFG-funded Research Unit 2974 “Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet-use disorders (ACSID)”. He is board member of the International Society for the Studies of Behavioral Addictions and associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.