From 2005 to 2011, Martin Löffler studied psychology at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck (University of Innsbruck, Austria). During that time he did an internship at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, Department of Cognitive Psychology (Prof. Dr. Pierre Sachse) on the topic of Visual attention and Inattentional Blindness. His diploma thesis was about sleep-dependent offline processing of social cues (Supervisor: Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Stefan Fischer at the Department of Clinical Psychology II, Prof. Dr. Anna Buchheim). Since 2012, Martin is a PhD student at the Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, supervised by Prof. Dr. Herta Flor, at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim and a member of the DFG-FNR research project „PASCOM“. Besides research on pain and suffering, he is also interested in research on sleep, plasticity and Cognitive Psychology.