Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology I - Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology
and Psychotherapy

Fear of Pain

  • Key Facts: Fear of Pain - investigation of experimentally-induced pain-related fear, mechanisms of generalization and extinction, the role of avoidance behavior, neurobiological mechanisms (EEG, EDA, heart rate etc.), transferability to chronic pain patients (new project, ongoing studies).
  • VR-Implementation: Powerwall (2 m x 3,33 m wall display with external projectors)
  • Duration: 2020-2025
  • Contact: Dr. Kirsten Hilger (
  • AG Hilger