Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Beste, Dipl.-Psych.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Beste, Dipl.-Psych.

Personal information

Beste, Christian, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Psych.
Division Cognitive Neurophysiology, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Medicine & Institute of Psychology Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Current position

Professor of Cognitive Neurophysiology (since 2013)

Role within partner site

Research on cognitive control and its modulation by developmental and neurobiological factors;

Relevant work experience

Cognitive neuroscientist and neuropsychologist with focus on neurobiological and -physiological mechanisms underlying action control;

2020– Guest Scientist at the Shandong Normal University, Department of Psychology (Double hundred talent programme), VR China

2014– Co-opted Professor at the Institute of Psychology, TUD

2012–2013 Head of the Emmy Noether Group“Neuronal mechanisms of action control“, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Professional background

2011–2012 Postdoc in the Biopsychology Unit, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2010–2011 Postdoc at the MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit, Cambridge, UK

2009–2010 Postdoc in the Biopsychology Unit, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

2008–2009 Postdoc at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

2007–2008 Postdoc at the Institute for Clinical Radiology, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster

2001–2006 Study of Psychology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Dipl.-Psych.)

Main research focus

Cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, development, neuropsychiatric disorders;


5 out of 317; SCOPUS h-index 41

Kleimaker M, …, Beste C (2020). Increased perception-action binding in Tourette syndrome. Brain 143:1934–1945.

Pertermann M, …, Beste C (2019). The modulations of neural noise underlies the effectiveness of methylphenidate treatment in attentional-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 4:743–750.

Chmielewski WX, Beste C (2015). Action control processes in Autism Spectrum Disorder – insights from a neurobiological and neuroanatomical perspective. Prog Neurobiol 124:49–83.

Dippel G, Beste C (2015). A causal role of the right inferior frontal cortex in implementing strategies for multi-component behavior. Nat Commun 6:6587. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7587.

Chmielewski WX, …, Beste C (2016). Effects of multisensory integration processes on response inhibition in adolescent autism spectrum disorder. Psychol Med 46:2705–2716.

Additional information

Awards: Emmy Noether Award (2012); Nachwuchspreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung (DGPA, 2010);
Committees: Co-speaker DFG-Research Group FOR 2698 „Cognitive Theory for Tourette Syndrome“ (since 2018); Steering Committee CRC TRR 265 „Loosing and regaining control of drug intake“ (since 2019);


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Leipzig University
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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
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01307 Dresden
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