Mariana von Mohr completed her BA in Psychology at the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico. She then completed the MSc in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology – a two-year programme through which she completed her first year at UCL, and her second year at Yale University. At Yale, Mariana’s research focused on the neurobiology of parenting and how addiction might impact maternal sensitivity to infant cues, supervised by Dr. Helena Rutherford. Mariana is now in the first year of her PhD at UCL, funded by Consejo de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT), and supervised by Dr. Katerina Fotopoulou. Her PhD research will focus on the social modulation of interoceptive modalities, including affective touch and pain, as well as the role of oxytocin.
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Von Mohr, M., Kirsch, P. L., & Fotopoulou, A. (under review). The Soothing Function of Touch: Gentle Stroking Reduces Feelings of Social Exclusion.
Von Mohr, M., Mayes, L.C., & Rutherford, H.J.V. (in press). The Transition to Motherhood: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Perspectives. The psychoanalytic Study of the Child.
Wilbanks, H. E., Von Mohr, M., Potenza, M. N., Mayes, L. C., & Rutherford, H. J. V. (2016). Tobacco Smoking and the Resting Maternal Brain: A Preliminary Study of Frontal EEG. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 89(2), 115–122.