Dr. Korb earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Strasbourg, France, and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where he also did an internship with Jack van Honk and Dennis Schutter. He went on to get a Ph.D in experimental psychology from Geneva University, under the supervision of Didier Grandjean and Klaus Scherer. A fellowship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation allowed him to do a 2-year postdoc with Paula Niedenthal (and spend time in Richard Davidson‘s lab) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Afterwards he moved to the laboratory of Raffaella Rumiati in the Neuroscience department at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. He then spent 3 years as a postdoc in the Psychology department at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he mainly studied the neural bases of primary and social reward in a project with Giorgia Silani and Chris Eisenegger. In 2019, he became PI of a Stand-Alone grant by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to investigate the role of facial feedback in emotion recognition using neuromuscular electric stimulation. Since January 2020, he is a lecturer at the Department of Psychology of the University of Essex.
Dr. Sebastian Korb
Lecturer at the department of Psychology, University of Essex