PD Dr. phil. Anna-Katharine Brem

Senior Researcher / Oberassistentin

Phone
031 632 88 17
E-Mail
anna-katharine.brem@upd.unibe.ch
Postal Address
Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD), Laborgebäude/Forschung, Bolligenstrasse 111, 3000 Bern 60
2020 – today Senior Researcher, University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland
2020 – today Head of Neuropsychology, Lucerne Psychiatry, Lucerne, Switzerland
2014 – today Visiting Faculty, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (BA-CNBS), Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
09/2021 PD (Venia Docendi) in Experimental Psychiatry, University of Bern
2016 – 2019 Staff Researcher/Head of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry (MPI-P), Munich, Germany
2016 Specialist title in Neuropsychology (SVNP/FSP), Switzerland
2014 – 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dpt. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, U.K.
2011 – 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, BA-CNBS, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
2011 MAS (Master of Advanced Studies in Neuropsychology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2010 Ph.D., University of Zurich, Switzerland (Supervisor: Prof. Lutz Jäncke)
2005-2010 Clinical Neuropsychologist, Zürcher Höhenklinik Wald (ZHW) and Zentrum für Ambulante Rehabilitation (ZAR), Zurich, Switzerland
2004 MSc (Psychology, Psychopathology, Neurophysiology), Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 SHARP, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), USA
2013 Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), CH
2012 Stiefel-Zangger Foundation, CH
2011 Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative Faculty Award, Harvard University, USA
2011 Young Academics Support Award, University of Zurich, CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Investigation of the impact of tablet-based serious games on cognition in older adults with an increased risk of dementia.
2018 Decision-making in adults with/without autism spectrum disorder
2018 Investigation of EEG-correlates of stress in healthy adults
2017 Cognition in depression
2017 Contribution of cognitive markers to phenotyping mental disorders
2015 Investigation of computerized cognitive training and noninvasive brain stimulation to enhance cognition in heathy older adults
2014 Development and investigation of computerized cognitive training and noninvasive brain stimulation to enhance fluid intelligence in heathy adults
2012 Effect of oxytocin in mind-reading in healthy males
2011 Noninvasive brain stimulation and computerized cognitive training in Alzheimer’s disease: effects on cognition and physiology
2011 Working memory training to enhance fluid intelligence in healthy young adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Health Services Research and Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Laboratory of Neurosciences (LIM-27), Department and Institute of Psychiatry, Instituto Nacional de Biomarcadores em Neuropsiquiatria (INBioN), Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
  • Division of Interventional Cognitive Neurology, Department of Neurology, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Unit, TUM School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3UD, United Kingdom
  • CNRS & Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Lyon, France
  • Therapeutic Brain Stimulation Division, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Behavioral Neurology and Molecular Neurology Units, Center for Advanced Studies and Technology - CAST, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology, Institute for Mind Impairments and Neurological Disorders - iMIND, University of California - Irvine, Irvine, USA

2021

Varheenmaa, M., Wikgren, J., Thomas, O., Kortteenniemi, A., Brem, A.-K., & Lehto, S. M. (2021). Modulation of impulsive behaviours using transcranial random noise stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 15(1), 32–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2021.11.002

Macchia A., Zebhauser P. T., Salcedo, S., Burum, B., Gold, E., Alonso-Alonso, M., Pascual-Leone, A., Gilbert, D., Brem, A.-K. (2021). Divergent effects of oxytocin on “mind-reading” in healthy males. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-021-00936-3

Bulubas, L., Goerigk, S., Gomes, J. S., Brem, A.-K., Carvalho, J. B., Pinto, B. S., Elkis, H., Gattaz, W. F., Padberg, F., Brunoni, A. R., & Valiengo, L. (2021). Cognitive outcomes after tDCS in schizophrenia patients with prominent negative symptoms: Results from the placebo-controlled STARTS trial. Schizophrenia Research, 235, 44–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2021.07.008

Habich, A., Fehér, K. D., Harty, S., Vanderhasselt, M.-A., & Brem, A.-K. (2021). Modulating Cognition in Healthy Young Adults with tDCS. In A. R. Brunoni, M. A. Nitsche, & C. K. Loo (Eds.), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Clinical Principles and Management (pp. 329–411). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76136-3_17

Erhardt, N., Fietz, J., Kopf-Beck, J., Kappelmann, N., Brem, A.-K. (2021). Separating EEG correlates of stress: Cognitive effort, time pressure, and social-evaluative stress. European Journal of Neuroscience. https://doi: 10.1111/ejn.15211

Krebs, C., Peter, J., Wyss, P., Brem, A.-K., Klöppel, S. (2021). Transcranial electrical stimulation improves cognitive training effects in healthy elderly adults with low cognitive performance. Clinical Neurophysiology. https://doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2021.01.034

Brambilla, M., Dinkelbach, L., Bigler, A., Williams, J., Zokaei, N., Cohen Kadosh, R., Brem, A.-K. (2021). The effect of transcranial random noise stimulation on cognitive training outcome in healthy aging. Frontiers in Neurology. https://doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.625359 

 

2020

Kopf-Beck, J., Zimmermann, P., Egli, S., Rein, M., Kappelmann, N., Fietz, J., Tamm, J., Rek, K., Lucae, S., Brem, A.-K., Sämann, P., Schilbach, L. & Keck, M. E. (2020). Schema Therapy versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus Individual Supportive Therapy for Depression in an inpatient and day clinic setting: Study protocol of the OPTIMA-RCT. BMC Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02880-x

Brem, A.-K., Di Iorio, R., Fried, P.J., Oliveira-Maia, A. J., Marra, C., Profice, P., Quaranta, D., Schilberg, L., Atkinson, N., Seligson, E., Rossini, P. M., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2020). Corticomotor plasticity predicts clinical efficacy of combined neuromodulation and cognitive training in Alzheimer’s Disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2020.00200

Borrione, L., Bellini, H., Boralli Razza, L., Avila, A. G., Baeken, C., Brem, A.-K., Busatto, G., Carvalho, A. F., Chekroud, A., Daskalakis, Z. J., Deng, Z.-D., Downar, J., Gattaz, W., Loo, C., Lotufo, P. A., Martin, M. da G. M., McClintock, S. M., O’Shea, J., Padberg, F., Passos, I. C., Salum, G. A., Vanderhasselt, M.-A., Fraguas, R., Benseñor, I., Valiengo, L. & Brunoni, A. R. (2020). Precision non-implantable neuromodulation therapies: a perspective for the depressed brain. Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry https://doi:10.1590/1516-4446-2019-0741

Yoo, W.-K., Vernet, M., Hoon Kim, J., Brem, A.-K., Bashir, S., Ifert-Miller, F., Im C.-H., Eldaief, M., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2020). Interhemispheric and Intrahemispheric Connectivity From the Left Pars Opercularis Within the Language Network Is Modulated by Transcranial Stimulation in Healthy Subjects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 63. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2020.00063

Brem, A.-K., Baeken, C., Arns, M., Brunoni, A. R., Filipčcić, I., Ganho-Ávila, A., Langguth, B., Lehto, S. M., Padberg, F., Poulet, E., Rachid, F., Sack, A. T., Vanderhasselt, M.-A., & Bennabi, D. (2020). Depressive Disorders. In B. Dell’Osso & G. Di Lorenzo (Eds.), Non Invasive Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (pp. 63–78). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43356-7_6

Brückl, T. M., Spoormaker, V. I., Sämann, P. G, Brem, A.-K., Henco, L., Czamara, D. Elbau, I., Grandi, N. C., Jollans, L., Kühnel, A., Leuchs, L., Pöhlchen, D., Schneider, M., Tontsch, A., Keck, M. E., Schilbach, L., Czisch, M., Lucae, S., Erhardt, A. & Binder, E. B. (2020). The biological classification of mental disorders (BeCOME) study: a protocol for an observational deep-phenotyping study for the identification of biological subtypes. BMC Psychiatry 20, 213. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02541-z

 

2019

Almquist, J., Mathan, S., Brem, A.-K., Plessow, F., McKanna, J., Santarnecchi, E., Pascual-Leone, A., Cohen Kadosh, R., Pavel, M., & Yeung, N. (2019). FAST: A novel, executive function-based approach to cognitive enhancement. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2019.00235

Zebhauser, P. T., Vernet, M., Unterburger, E., & Brem, A.-K. (2019). Visuospatial Neglect—A Theory-Informed Overview of Current and Emerging Strategies and a Systematic Review on the Therapeutic Use of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation. Neuropsychology Review, 29(4), 397–420. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-019-09417-4

Brunelin, J., Mondino, M., Arns, M., Baeken, C., Brem, A.-K., Filipčić, I., Ganho-Avila, A., Palm, U., Poleszczyk, A., Sauvaget, A., O’Shea, J., D’Urso, G., & Poulet, E. (2019). 3rd European Conference on brain stimulation in psychiatry - From mechanism to medicine. L’Encephale. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.encep.2019.04.001

Baeken, C., Brem, A.-K., Arns, M., Brunoni, A. R., Filipčić, I., Ganho-Avila, A., Langguth, B., Padberg, F., Poulet, E., Rachid, F., Sack, A., Vanderhasselt, M.-A., & Bennabi, D. (2019). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for depressive disorders: Current knowledge and future directions. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCO.0000000000000533

De Wandel, L., Brem, A.-K., & Hoy, K. (2019). Interventional neuropsychology and beyond: The expanding role of therapeutic brain stimulation in psychiatry. L’Encephale. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.encep.2019.04.003

Engler, L., Adolf, C., Heinrich, D., Brem, A.-K., Riester, A., Franke, A., Beuschlein, F., Reincke, M., Steiger, A., & Künzel, H. (2019). Effects of chronically high levels of aldosterone on different cognitive dimensions: an investigation in patients with primary aldosteronism. Endocrine Connections. https://doi.org/10.1530/EC-19-0043

 

2018

Brem, A.-K., Almquist, J. N.-F., Mansfield, K., Plessow, F., Sella, F., Santarnecchi, E., Orhan, U., McKanna, J., Pavel, M., Mathan, S., Yeung, N., Pascual-Leone, A., Cohen Kadosh, R., on behalf of Honeywell SHARP Team authors. (2018). Modulating fluid intelligence performance through combined cognitive training and brain stimulation. Neuropsychologia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.04.008

Brem, A.-K., & Sensi, S. L. (2018). Towards Combinatorial Approaches for Preserving Cognitive Fitness in Aging. Trends in Neurosciences, 41(12), 885–897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2018.09.009

 

2017

Fried, P. J., Schilberg, L., Brem, A.-K., Saxena, S., Wong, B., Cypess, A. M., Horton, E. S., & Pascual-Leone, A. (2017). Humans with Type-2 Diabetes Show Abnormal Long-Term Potentiation-Like Cortical Plasticity Associated with Verbal Learning Deficits. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease: JAD, 55(1), 89–100. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-160505

Brem, A.-K., Lehto, S. M., Keeser, D., & Padberg, F. (2017). There is no magic in speaker policies: creating gender equality at brain stimulation conferences : Editorial II to the supplement from the 2nd European Conference on brain stimulation in psychiatry. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 267(Suppl 2), 113–114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-017-0854-2

Padberg, F., Brem, A.-K., Palm, U., Pogarell, O., Hasan, A., Brunelin, J., Baeken, C., Poulet, E., Langguth, B., & Keeser, D. (2017). Discovering the individual brain: brain stimulation in psychiatry : Editorial I to the supplement from the 2nd European conference on brain stimulation in psychiatry. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 267(Suppl 2), 109–112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-017-0853-3

Dinkelbach, L., Brambilla, M., Manenti, R., & Brem, A.-K. (2017). Non-invasive brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: Exploiting crossroads of cognition and mood. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 75, 407–418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.021

Brem, A.-K., & Lehto, S. M. (2017). Stuck between Bench and Bedside: Why Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Is Not Accessible to Depressed Patients in Europe. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00039

Santarnecchi, E., Khanna, A. R., Musaeus, C. S., Benwell, C. S. Y., Davila, P., Farzan, F., Mathan, S., Pascual-Leone, A. Shafi, M. M. on behalf of Honeywell SHARP Team authors. (2017). EEG Microstate Correlates of Fluid Intelligence and Response to Cognitive Training. Brain Topography. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10548-017-0565-z

 

The complete list of publications can be found here:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Anna-katharine+brem&size=20