About psychoSoph

psychoSoph running

psychoSoph is a comic on psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience.

It is drawn by Dr. rer. nat. Sophie G. Elschner: I am a psychologist and cognitive scientist who has done her doctoral studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany, on the topics of empirical aesthetics and eye movements (eye tracking). Today I work in the science of science communication at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Integrated Energy Systems. You can visit my homepage for more info on my scientific work and see my other drawings on the Soph’s Sketchpad blog.


psychoSoph recieved the WissKomm-Ambassador Award by the group for biological psychology and neuropsychology of the German Psychological Society e.V. and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendungen e.V.  in 2021 for future science communication projects.

Wisskomm Ambassador Award


On 5th May 2023 Wissenschaftskommunikation.de published an interview on the psychoSoph comic with me. Thank you, Clara Morweiser, for the interview!

In April 2023 psychoSoph was featured in issue 14 of the NatureVolve magazine.

Picture for the Clarified Podcast episode with Dr. Sophie G. Elschner

On 21st December 2022 I was a guest at the Clarified-Podcast and talked about science comics, their pros and cons and how a comic is made.

I presented at WissKon-LunchTalk was about psychoSoph und science comics on 11th November 2022.