Associates and Visiting


Martin Korsbak Madsen
Visiting Post Doc
Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet,
Building 8057,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Scientific interests:

My main scientific interest pertains to 5-HT2A receptor modulation and associated acute and long-term effects on brain function and structure (assessed with MRI and PET neuroimaging), behavior, physiology.


2022 - Post Doc at the Neurobiology Research Unit
2016 - 2020 PhD student at the Neurobiology Research Unit
2016 MD, University of Copenhagen
2011 - 2016 Pre-graduate researcher at the Neurobiology Research Unit


Macoveanu J, Fisher PM, Madsen MK, Mc Mahon B, Knudsen GM, Siebner HR. Bright-light intervention induces a dose-dependent increase in striatal response to risk in healthy volunteers. Neuroimage. 2016 Jun 16;139:37-43. doi:
10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.024. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27318214.

Mc Mahon B, Andersen SB, Madsen MK, Hjordt LV, Hageman I, Dam H, Svarer C, da Cunha-Bang S, Baaré W, Madsen J, Hasholt L, Holst K, Frokjaer VG, Knudsen GM. Seasonal difference in brain serotonin transporter binding predicts symptom
severity in patients with seasonal affective disorder. Brain. 2016 May;139(Pt 5):1605-14. doi: 10.1093/brain/aww043. Epub 2016 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 26994750.

Madsen MK, Mc Mahon B, Andersen SB, Siebner HR, Knudsen GM, Fisher PM. Threat-related amygdala functional connectivity is associated with 5-HTTLPR genotype and neuroticism. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Jan;11(1):140-9. doi:
10.1093/scan/nsv098. Epub 2015 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 26245837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4692322.

Andersen SB, McMahon B, Madsen MK, Knudsen GM, Holst KK, Møller P, Hageman I. Sweet taste sensitivity is influenced by 5-HTTLPR genotype and affected in seasonal affective disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 15;220(1-2):727-9. doi:
10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.045. Epub 2014 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 25113925.

Fisher PM, Madsen MK, Mc Mahon B, Holst KK, Andersen SB, Laursen HR, Hasholt LF, Siebner HR, Knudsen GM. Three-week bright-light intervention has dose-related effects on threat-related corticolimbic reactivity and functional coupling. Biol
Psychiatry. 2014 Aug 15;76(4):332-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.11.031. Epub 2013 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 24439303.

Fisher PM, Grady CL, Madsen MK, Strother SC, Knudsen GM. 5-HTTLPR differentially predicts brain network responses to emotional faces. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Jul;36(7):2842-51. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22811. Epub 2015 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 25929825.


2012 Danish Regions’ Prize Award in Psychiatry.