Dr. Eva Maria Bauch-Kopke

Dr. Eva Maria Bauch-Kopke
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Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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After completion of her bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Maastricht and at the University of Nimwegen in the Netherlands, Dr. Eva Bauch completed her Diplom in Psychology (Master equivalent) at the University of Hamburg in 2008 with the focus on Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences. Dr. Eva Bauch completed her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences at the University College in London, UK. During her doctoral studies in London, she also conducted research as a visiting researcher at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience of Duke University (USA) in 2010. Since November 2011, Dr Bauch holds a postdoc position at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf for the project „Dopaminerge mechanisms of the aversive and appetitive motivational system and memory modulation“. Her research focus are the cognitive-neuroscientific and the clinical sectors.


Dr. Bauch was lecturer for experimental internships and research methods for the Faculty of Psychology at the University College of London, Birbeck University of London (UK) and at the University of Hamburg. Besides, she lectured a seminar course in the space of brain structures and functions for medical students at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Since 2014, Dr Bauch was a lecturer in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Lübeck in the field of Differential and Personality Psychology.

Research Focus

Dr Bauch’s research focus lies in the space of memory, learning and motivation. She uses a variety of data collection methods such as functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT), intracranial and scalp electroencephalography (i/EEG), magnetic encephalography (MEG) and psychopharmacology. She cooperates with other Universities for research projects such as the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, the University of Lübeck and the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Currently, she is involved with research on the influence of aversive and appetitive motivational systems on the memory and the role of the dopaminergene mesolimbic system.


Bauch, E.M. & Bunzeck, N. (2015). Anticipation of electric shocks modulates low beta power and event-related fields during memory encoding. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 123, 196-204.

Bauch, E.M., Rausch, V.H. & Bunzeck, N. (2014). Pain anticipation recruits the mesolimbic system and differentially modulates subsequent recognition memory. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 4594–460.

Eckart, C., Fuentemilla, L., Bauch, E.M. & Bunzeck, N. (2014). Dopaminergic stimulation facil tates working memory and differentially affects prefrontal low theta oscillations. Neuroimage, 94, 185–192.

Rausch, V., Bauch, E.M. & Bunzeck, N. (2014). White noise improves learning by modulating activity in dopaminergic midbrain regions and right superior temporal sulcus. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1469-1480.

Zaehle*, T., Bauch*, E.M., Hinrichs, H., Schmitt, F.C., Voges, J., Heinze, H. & Bunzeck, N. (2013). Nucleus Accumbens Activity Dissociates Different Forms of Salience: Evidence from Human Intracranial Recordings. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 8764-8771 (*geteilte Erstautorenschaft).

Bauch, E.M. & Otten, L.J. (2011). Study-test congruency affects encoding-related brain activity for some but not all stimulus materials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 183-195.

Galli, G., Bauch, E.M. & Gruber, M.J. (2011). When Anticipation Aids Long-Term Memory: What Cognitive and Neural Processes Are Involved? Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 4355-4356

Bauch, E.M. & Otten, L.J (2009). The impact of transfer-appropriate processing on neural correlates of encoding. Psychophysiology, 46, 144. 

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