Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Mario Braun
Fachbereich Psychologie

Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: 00 43 662 8044 5176

Consultation hours: nach Vereinbarung

Research Group: Neurocognition Lab


  • 2006-2009 PhD at Freie Universität Berlin (Department of Psychology)
  • 1993-1998 Psychology studies at Philipps Universität Marburg

Academic Positions:

  • since 2016 Associate Professor at Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, CCNS
  • 2011-2016 Assistant Professor Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg
  • 2009-2011 Scientific and Managing Director Dahlem Institue for Neuroimaging of Emotion (DINE) at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2004-2011 Head of the Neurocognitive Labs at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1998-2004 Research Assistant and Head of Neurocognitive Labs at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Research: My research focuses on the processing of written language, especially how phonology is processed in reading and how emotional content from printed words is extracted and represented by the brain. To achieve this goal, I am investigating the brain networks involved in these aspects. In my research I use several neurocognitive, brain imaging and stimulation techniques (e.g., EYETRACKING, EEG, fNIRS, fMRI, TMS, TES) to identify brain regions involved in language and emotion processing as well as the time course.

  • Ziegler, J. C., Montant, M., Briesemeister, B. B., Brink, T. T., Wicker, B., Ponz, A., … & Braun, M. (2018). Do words stink? Neural reuse as a principle for understanding emotions in reading. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 30(7), 1023-1032.
  • Braun, M., Hutzler, F., Ziegler, J. C., Dambacher, M., & Jacobs, A. M. (2009). Pseudohomophone effects provide evidence of early lexico‐phonological processing in visual word recognition. Human brain mapping30(7), 1977-1989.
  • Ziegler, J. C., Perry, C., Jacobs, A. M., & Braun, M. (2001). Identical words are read differently in different languages. Psychological science12(5), 379-384.