Laura Díaz Hernàndez, PhD


Psychiatric Services University of Bern (UPD) University Hospital of Psychiatry            Translational Research Center

Address: Bolligenstr. 111, CH-3000 Bern 60       Phone:   +41 (0)31 932 8827
Email:     laura.diaz(at)

Current Research 

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Neurofeedback
  • EEG microstates
  • Schizophrenia
  • State-dependent processing & Working Memory
  • Motivational Incongruence



  • Diaz Hernanadez L, Rieger K, Koenig, T. Low motivational incongruence predicts successful EEG resting-state neurofeedback performance in healthy adults. Neuroscience. In Press
  • Koenig T, Diaz Hernandez L, Rieger K. 2016. Quantitative EEG in Schizophrenia: Current State and Future Direction. Epileptologie 33: 183–188
  • Baenninger A, Diaz Hernandez L, Rieger K, Ford JM, Kottlow M, Koenig T. 2016. Inefficient Preparatory fMRI-BOLD Network Activations Predict Working Memory Dysfunctions in Patients with Schizophrenia. Front Psychiatry 7: 29
  • Diaz Hernandez L, Rieger K, Baenninger A, Brandeis D, Koenig T. 2016. Towards Using Microstate-Neurofeedback for the Treatment of Psychotic Symptoms in Schizophrenia: A Feasibility Study in Healthy Participants. Brain Topogr 29:308–321
  • Rieger K*, Diaz Hernandez L*, Baenninger A, Koenig T. 2016. 15 years of microstate research in schizophrenia – where are we? A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry. (* shared first authorship)
  • Klein C, Diaz Hernandez L, Koenig T, Kottlow M, Elmer S, Jancke L. 2016. The Influence of Pre-stimulus EEG Activity on Reaction Time During a Verbal Sternberg Task is Related to Musical Expertise. Brain Topogr 29: 67-81
  • Britz J*, Diaz Hernandez L*, Ro T, Michel CM. 2014. EEG-microstate dependent emergence of perceptual awareness. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience 8: 163 (* shared first authorship)