Dr. Claudia Brunnlieb

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Focal areas of work

  • Patent and Copyright law
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Scientific communication
  • Neuroeconomics & Neuromarketing
  • Health economics
  • Scientific monitoring and assistence of funding-policy activities

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Claudia Brunnlieb studied biological sciences with specialisation in neuroscience at the FU Berlin, University of Pretoria and Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. She graduated in neuropsychology at the University of Lübeck where she examined the neurobiological basis of cooperative behavior, empathy and aggression using pharmacological methods and functional magnetic resonance imaging.


Afterwards she held a post-doctoral position at the Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics at the University of Magdeburg and worked in the research group of Colin F. Camerer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena where she focused her research on Neuromarketing. Dr. Claudia Brunnlieb was also lecturer in „health economics“ and „empirical economics“.


In 2016 she joined VDI/VDE IT as a research consultant at the department „society and innovation“. Her work focuses on validation funding (VIP+) within the BMBF program „Offene Innovationskultur und KMU-Querschnittsaufgaben“ and the consulting in patent and copyright law. Furthermore, she is reviewer for the EXIST founder scholarship and the start-up competition - digital innovations of the German Federal Ministry für Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).


  • Vasopressin increases human risky cooperative behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016
  • The influence of serotonin deficiency on choice deferral and the compromise effect. Journal of marketing research, 2016
  • Winning is not enough: ventral striatum connectivity during physical aggression. Brain imaging and behaviour, Springer, 2016
  • Brunnlieb, Claudia, Marcus Heldmann, Thomas F. Münte u.a.: Vasopressin modulates neural responses related to emotional stimuli in the right amygdala. Brain research, 2013.

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