Claudia Wassmann, Ph.D.

Claudia Wassmann held her Stetten Fellowship from 2005-2006. Her research project, “The science of Emotion—Studying Emotion in twentieth century United States,” studies the development of brain imaging techniques and their application to research in emotion at the NIH. Her work provides a useful window into how modern biomedical technologies has altered our understanding of human emotions.

Wassmann holds a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Chicago. She is currently a Research Fellow at Swiss Center for Affective Sciences.

Selected Publications:

“Evaluating threat, solving mazes, and having the blues: Gender differences in brain imaging studies.” In: Jill Fisher (ed.), Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics in Science and Medicine (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011).

“Reflections on the “body loop”: Carl Georg Lange’s theory of emotion,” Cognition and Emotion , 2009.

“Physiological optics, cognition and emotion: A novel look at the early work of Wilhelm Wundt,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 2009, 64:2.

“This Strategy Has Helped Us Understand The Genetic Mechanism in Psychiatric Illness, Oral History Interview with Dr. Daniel Weinberger,” in : Claudia Wassmann,  Oral History Collection, NIH, 2005.

“The Development of Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tractography at NIH: There Was Something Really Fundamentally Wrong With The Approach That They Were Using???, Oral History Interview with Dr. Peter Basser,” in : Claudia Wassmann,  Oral History Collection, NIH, 2005.

“Values of Cooperation: Creating the In-Vivo NMR Center at the NIH, Oral History Interview conducted with Dr. Edwin Becker,” in : Claudia Wassmann,  Oral History Collection, NIH, 2005.

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Last updated: 29 March 2012
First published: 2 February 2005
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