Stine Alpheis

Scientific collaborator




Research interests

  • Movement disorders and movement learning
  • Perfectionism, stress-vulnerability and resilience
  • Adverse childhood experiences and parental bonding

Current projects

  • the influence of different childhood experiences on stress-vulnerability and movement learning in musicians
  • the role of the stress-network in the development of musician's dystonia
  • resting state connectivity of limbic networks in musicians with focal dystonia


Stine Alpheis studied Psychology at the Medical School Berlin, the University of Copenhagen and at Freie Universität Berlin between 2013 and 2020. Different internships during that time led her among others to Charité Berlin and Helios Park Klinikum Leipzig, where she gathered clinical work experience on psychiatric wards, both for children and for adults. As a psychology student, she already wrote her Bachelor's and Master's thesis at the IMMM, concerning herself with the perfectionism of music students and with adverse childhood experiences of musician's dystonia patients.

During her time in Berlin, Stine Alpheis was head of the board and the organisational team of the junge norddeutsche philharmonie, while she also participated in the orchestra as violinist. Up til now, she organises and moderates digital education events for young creatives, discussing cultural, political and health relevant topics with musicians.

As of November 2020, Stine Alpheis works on her dissertation as a PhD student at the Center for Systems Neuroscience.


Last modified: 2022-01-19

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