Kathrin Kollndorfer


MMag. Dr. Kathrin KollndorferFoto sw
Email: kathrin.kollndorfer@meduniwien.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 40400 57510
Computational Imaging Lab
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
Medical University of Vienna
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, 6F
(building 10, floor 6F, room 6.F8.03)


Research interests

  • functional brain imaging (fMRI)
  • sensory perception
  • language development and language processing
  • cognitive neuroscience

Short CV

Kathrin Kollndorfer studied linguistics and psychology at the University of Vienna. In fall 2011 she started her PhD studies of Applied Medical Science in the doctoral program of Clinical Neurosciences. After completing her PhD in July 2015, Kathrin joined the CIR.

Selected recent publications

Kollndorfer K., Reichert J., Brückler B., Hinterleitner V., Schöpf V. Self-esteem as an important factor in quality of life and depressive symptoms in anosmia: A pilot study. Clinical Otolaryngology, 2017, in press, doi: 10.1111/coa.12855.

Kollndorfer K., Ohrenberger I., Schöpf V. Contraceptive use affects olfactory performance: Investigation of estradiol dosage and duration of intake. PLoS One, 2016, 11:e0167520. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167520.

Kollndorfer K., Jakab A., Mueller C.A., Trattnig S., Schöpf V. Effects of chronic peripheral olfactory loss on functional brain networks. Neuroscience, 2015, 310, 589-99, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.09.045.

Kollndorfer K., Fischmeister F.Ph.S., Kowalczyk K., Hoche E., Mueller C.A., Trattnig S., Schöpf V. Olfactory training induces changes in regional functional connectivity in patients with long-term smell loss. NeuroImage Clinical, 2015, 9, 401-410, doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.09.004.

Schöpf V., Kollndorfer K., Pollak M., Mueller C.A., Freiherr J. Intranasal insulin influences olfactory performance of patients with smell loss dependent on the body mass index: A pilot study. Rhinology, 2015, 53, 371-378. doi: 10.4193/Rhin15.065.

Kollndorfer K., Kowalczyk K., Nell S., Mueller C.A., Schöpf V. The inability to self-evaluate smell performance. How the vividness of mental images outweighs awareness of olfactory performance.  Frontiers in Psychology, 2015, 6:627. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00627.

Kollndorfer K., Kowalczyk K., Frasnelli J., Hoche E., Unger E., Mueller C.A., Krajnik J., Trattnig S., Schöpf V.  Same same but different. Different trigeminal chemoreceptors share the same central pathway. PLoS ONE, 2015, 10: e0121091. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121091.

Kollndorfer K., Krajnik J., Woitek R., Freiherr J., Prayer D., Schöpf V.  Altered likelihood of brain activation in attention and working memory networks in patients with multiple sclerosis: An ALE meta-analysis. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 2013, 37, 2699-2708.