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I am a post-doctoral researcher interested generally in neuropsychology of clinical psychological disorders. My present role involves work on multisensory processing in Schizophrenia, using EEG; considering the potentially unique manner in which people with schizophrenia perceive the external world, and how better understanding this could help us to explain aspects of the symptoms and aetiology of the disorder. I have also studied PTSD and aggression using MEEG, as well as examining olfactory and endocrinological aspects of these phenomena.
I am currently conducting my own DFG-funded project (GEPRIS) looking at the way memory is processed in people with PTSD, using EEG and tACS to examine the neurophysiological correlates of contextual memory processing.


Dr. rer. nat. (University of Konstanz);
Master of Science (Psychology), University of Konstanz
B. Psych(Hons) (Macquarie University, Sydney)


Since 2017: Charité Medical School Berlin; Learning and Memory; M24 Course Neuroimaging of Affective Disorders
SS 2016 Uni Konstanz: "Diagnostic Assessment of PTSD" (Master) (2SWS)
WS 2015-2016: "Brain Development across the Lifespan and Plasticity" (Bachelor) (2SWS)
"PTSD Diagnostics" (Master)


Selected Publications:
Senkowski, D., & Moran, J. K. (2022). Early evoked brain activity underlies auditory and audiovisual speech recognition deficits in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical,
Keil, J., Senkowski, D., & Moran, J. K. (2022). Early and late evoked brain responses differentially reflect feature encoding and perception in the flash-lag illusion. NeuroImage, 246, 118787.
Moran, J. K., Keil, J., Masurovsky, A., Gutwinski, S., Montag, C., & Senkowski, D., (2021). Multisensory Processing can compensate for top-down attention deficits in Schizophrenia. Cerebral Cortex, 31(12), 5536–5548,
Gutwinski, S., Westerbarkey, E., Schouler-Ocak, M., Moran, J. K., & Schreiter, S. (2021) Housing Satisfaction of Psychiatric Patients in Different Forms of Housing-A Cross-Sectional Study in Berlin, Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12.
Moran, J. K., Bretz, J., Winkler, J., Gutwinski, S., Brandl, E. J., & Schouler-Ocak, M. (2021) The Differential Impact of Lockdown Measures Upon Migrant and Female Psychiatric Patients – A Cross-Sectional Survey in a Psychiatric Hospital in Berlin, Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12,
Winkler, J. G., Masah, D. J., Moran, J. K., Bretz, J., Tsagkas, I., Goldschmidt, T., & Schouler-Ocak, M. (2021). Psychische Belastung während der COVID-19-Pandemie: Konsequenzen für psychiatrisch Erkrankte und therapeutische Implikationen. Der Nervenarzt, 1-9.
Speer, L., Schuler, M., Keil, J., Moran, J. K., Pantazidis, P., Amelung, T., ... & Senkowski, D. (2020). Sexual preference for prepubescent children is associated with enhanced processing of child faces in juveniles. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-14.
Moran, J. K., Michail, G., Heinz, A., Keil, J., & Senkowski, D. (2019). Long-range temporal correlations in resting state beta oscillations are reduced in schizophrenia. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 517.
Orang, T, Ayoughi, S., Moran, J. K., Ghaffari, H., Mostafavi, S., Rasoulian, M., & Elbert, T. (2018). The efficacy of Narrative Exposure Thereapy (NET) in a sample of Iranian women exposed to ongoing intimate partner violence (IPV); A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 25(6), 827-841.
Elbert, T., Schauer, M., & Moran, J. K. (2018). Two pedals drive the bi-cycle of violence: reactive and appetitive aggression. Current Opinion in Psychology.
Moran, J. K., Crombach, A., Elbert, T., Nandi, C., Bambonyé, M., Wienbruch, C., Lommen, U., Weierstall, R. (2017). The individual contribution of DSM 5 symptom clusters of PTSD, life events, and childhood adversity to frontal oscillatory brain asymmetry in a large sample of active combatants. Biological Psychology, 129, 305-313.
Haer, R., Hermenau, K., Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Hecker, T. (2017). The role of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in committing violence during combat: A cross-sectional study with former combatants in the DR Congo. Aggressive Behavior.
Schalinski, I., Moran, J. K., Elbert, T., Reindl, V., & Wienbruch, C. (2017). Oscillatory Magnetic Brain Activity is Related to Dissociative Symptoms and Childhood Adversities–A Study in Women with Multiple Trauma. Journal of Affective Disorders. 218, 428-436.
Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Schauer, M. (2017). Lust an Gewalt: appetitive Aggression als Teil der menschlichen Natur. e-Neuroforum, 23(2), 96-104.
Elbert, T., Moran, J. K., & Schauer, M. (2016). Appetitive Aggression, in B. J. Bushman (Ed.) "Agression and Violence: A Social Psychological Perspective (Frontiers of Social Psychology)", Routledge: New York.
Moran, J. K., Dietrich, D. R., Elbert, T., Pause, B. M., Kübler, L., & Weierstall, R. (2015). The Scent of Blood: A Driver of Human Behavior?. PloS one. 10(9), e137777.
Moran, J., Weierstall, R., & Elbert, T. (2014). Differences in brain circuitry for appetitive and reactive aggression as revealed by realistic auditory scripts. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8. 425.
Schalinski, I., Moran, J., Schauer, M., & Elbert, T. (2014). Rapid emotional processing in relation to trauma-related symptoms as revealed by magnetic source imaging. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1), 193.



Dr. James Moran,
AG Multisensorische Integration
Psychiatrische Universitätsklinik 
der Charité im St. Hedwig Krankenhaus
james-kenneth.moran at


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