Dr. Anna Pohl, Dipl.-Psych., Psychologische Psychotherapeutin (Fachkunde Verhaltenstherapie)

E-Mail: anna.pohl@uni-koeln.de

Telefon: ++49/(0)221-470-2575

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Adresse: Pohligstraße 1, 5. OG, Raum 513 



  1. Petzke, T., Köteles, F., Pohl., A., Witthöft, M. (accepted) Somatic Symptom Distress Is Not Related To Cardioceptive Accuracy. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 
  2. Slotta, T., Wolters, C., Marx, Z., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (in press) Respiratory Interoception and Pathological Illness Anxiety: Disentangling Bias. Psychosomatic Medicine:10.1097/PSY.0000000000001244.
  3. Chen, H., D’Angelis, F., Quian, M., Pohl, A. & Gerlach, A.L. (accepted). Temperature perception in the blushing region: a pilot study comparing blushing fearful individuals with/without social phobia and controls. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie.
  4. Wolters C., Slotta, T., Ratayczak, J., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A.L. & Pohl, A. (in press). Symptom perception in pathological illness anxiety: tactile sensitivity and bias. Psychosomatic Medicine.
  5.  Gawron, L., Pohl, A. & Gerlach, A.L. (in press). The Influence of Alcohol on Rumination and Metacognitions in Major Depressive Disorder. Clinical Psychology in Europe.
  6. Wolters, C., Gerlach, A.L., & Pohl, A. (2022). Interoceptive accuracy and bias in somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder, and functional syndromes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE 17(8): e0271717. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0271717
  7. Parrinello, N., Napieralski, J., Gerlach, A.L., & Pohl., A. (2022). Embodied Feelings - A Meta-Analysis on the Relation of Emotion Intensity Perception and Interoceptive Accuracy. Physiology & Behavior 254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2022.113904
  8. Pohl, A., Dummel, S., Bothur, M. & Gerlach, A.L. (2022). Interoceptive accuracy does not predict emotion perception in daily life. Open Psychology 4: 175-186. https://doi.org/10.1515/psych-2022-0009
  9. Pohl, A., Werthmann, J., Cwik, J.C., Richter, J., von Dawans, B., Pané-Farrée, C., Renner, F. & Hunger-Schoppe, C. (akzeptiert). Mit Kind zur Konferenz? Ein Positionspapier zur Erweiterung Familienfreundlicher Maßnahmen auf Fachgruppentagungen. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 54(1). https://doi.org/10.1026/1616-3443/a000647
  10. Opdensteinen, K.D., Schaan, L., Pohl, A., Schulz, A., Domes, G., & Hechler, T. (2021). Interoception in preschoolers: New insights into its assessment and relations to emotion regulation and stress. Biological Psychology. 165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108166
  11. Slotta, T., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (2021). The interplay of interoceptive accuracy, facets of interoceptive sensibility, and trait anxiety: A network analysis. Personality and Individual Differences.183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111133.
  12. Pohl, A., Hums, A.-C., Kraft, G., Köteles, F., Gerlach, A. L., & Witthöft, M. (2021). Cardiac interoception: a novel signal detection approach and relations to somatic symptom distress. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. 
  13. Schmitz, N., Napieralski, J., Schroeder, D., Loeser, J., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (2021). Interoceptive sensibility, alexithymia and emotion regulation in individuals suffering from fibromyalgia. Psychopathology.  54: 144-149 
  14. Wolters, C., Harzem, J., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L., & Pohl, A. (2021). Somatosensory illusions elicited by sham electromagnetic field exposure: experimental evidence for a predictive processing account of somatic symptom perception. Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine. 83 (1): 94-100 
  15. Meyerholz, L., Irzinger, J., Witthöft, M., Gerlach, A. L. & Pohl, A. (2019) Contingent Biofeedback Outperforms Other Methods to Enhance the Accuracy of Cardiac Interoception: A Comparison of Short Interventions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 
  16. Pohl, A.; Anders, S.; Chen, H.; Patel, H. J.; Heller, J.; Reetz, K.; Mathiak, K.; Binkofski, F. (2017) Impaired Emotional Mirroring in Parkinson’s Disease—A Study on Brain Activation during Processing of Facial Expressions. Front. Neurol. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00682
  17. Oetken, S., Pauly, K., Gur, R., Schneider, F., Habel, U., Pohl, A.
    (2017) Don’t worry, be happy – Neural correlates of the influence of musically induced mood on self-evaluation. Neuropsycholgia 100: 26-34
  18. Pohl, A., Meyer, CM., Deckers, A., Eckmann, T., Barthel, J., Huber, W., Habel, U., Willmes, K., Abel, S. (2017) Training-related changes of brain activation during speech production in healthy speakers - a longitudinal fMRI study to mimic aphasia therapy. Aphasiology 31 (5): 495-518
  19. Tunkel, M., Fein, S., Pohl, A., Habel, U., Willmes, K., Abel, S. (2014) Verbales Lernen bei Aphasie und Schizophrenie – eine kombinierte Verhaltens- und fMRT-Studie. Sprache Stimme Gehör 38(S01): e4-e6 DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1369975
  20. Pohl, A., Anders, S., Schulte-Rüther, M., Mathiak, K., Kircher, T. (2013) Affect-specific activation of insula and amygdala during imitation of facial gestures. PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0069886
  21. Meyer, C., Pohl, A., Willmes, K., Abel, S. (2013) Verbales Lernen bei gesunden Sprechern – eine kombinierte Verhaltens- und fMRT-Studie. Sprache Stimme Gehör 37(S01): e33-e34 DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1333047
  22. Dogan, I., Saß, C., Mirzazade, S., Kleiman, A., Werner, C.J., Binkofski, F., Pohl, A., Schiefer, J., Schulz, J.B., Shah, N.J., Reetz, K. (2013) Neural correlates of impaired emotion processing in manifest Huntington’s disease. SCAN doi: 10.1093/scan/nst029
  23. Kircher, T.*, Pohl, A.*, Krach, S., Thimm, M., Schulte-Rüther, M., Anders, S., Mathiak, K. (2012) Affect-specific activation of shared networks for perception and execution of facial expressions. SCAN DOI: 10.1093/scan/nss008
    * Equal contribution
  24. Anders, S., Sack, B., Pohl, A., Münte, T., Pramstaller, P., Klein, C., Binkofski, F. (2012) Compensatory premotor acitvity during affective face processing in subclinical carriers of a single mutant Parkin allele. Brain 135(4): 1128-1140


  1. Slotta, T. , Gerlach, A.L., Pohl. A. (2020). Somatisierung, somatische Belastungsstörung und Angst. In Egle, U.T., Heim, C., Strauß, B., Känel, R. (Hrsg.) Psychosomatik - neurobiologisch fundiert und evidenzbasiert (S. 362-374). Kohlhammer Stuttgart.