Mariana Von Mohr

I completed an MSc in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology – a two-year programme with the first year based at UCL and the second year at Yale University. At Yale, my research focused on the neurobiology of parenting and addiction, supervised by Dr. Helena Rutherford. Following this MSc, I completed a PhD at UCL, funded by CONACyT, and supervised by Dr. Katerina Fotopoulou. During my PhD, I investigated the social modulation of affective touch and pain. I have recently joined the Lab of Action and Body with Prof. Manos Tsakiris, as a postdoctoral research fellow.

Research Interests

I am primarily interested on the social modulation of interoceptive modalities as well as in how interoception may shape how we relate to others. To investigate this, I have employed behavioural, psychophysics and neuroimaging techniques.

Mariana.vonMohrBallina@rhul.ac.uk

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Publications

 

von Mohr, M., Krahé, C., Beck, B., & Fotopoulou, A. (2018). The social buffering of pain by affective touch: a laser-evoked potential study in romantic couples. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience1, 10.

Krahé, C.*, von Mohr, M.*, Gentsch, A., Guy, L., Vari, C., Nolte, T., & Fotopoulou, A. (2018). Sensitivity to CT-optimal, Affective Touch Depends on Adult Attachment Style. Scientific reports8(1), 14544.

von Mohr, M., Crowley, M. J., Walthall, J., Mayes, L. C., Pelphrey, K. A., & Rutherford, H. J. V. (2018). EEG captures affective touch: CT-optimal touch and neural oscillations. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18(1), 155-166

von Mohr, M., & Fotopoulou, A. (in press). The cutaneous borders of interoception: active and social inference on pain and pleasure on the skin. In M. Tsakiris & H. De Preester (Eds.), The interoceptive mind: from homeostasis to awareness.

von Mohr, M., Kirsch, P. L., & Fotopoulou, A. (2017). The Soothing Function of Touch: Affective Touch Reduces Feelings of Social Exclusion. Scientific Reports. 7: 13516 (link)

von Mohr, M., Mayes, L.C., MD & Rutherford, H.J.V., (2017). The Transition to Motherhood: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Perspectives. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 70:1, 154-173

Wilbanks, H. E*., von Mohr, M.*, Potenza, M. N., Mayes, L. C., & Rutherford, H. J. V. (2016). Tobacco Smoking and the Resting Maternal Brain: A Preliminary Study of Frontal EEG. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 89(2), 115–122.

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Manos Tsakiris
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

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Manos Tsakiris
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

tel: +44 (0) 1784 276266
fax: +44 (0) 1784 434347
e-mail: manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

All rights reserved. Copyright © 2017 Manos Tsakiris