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Name
Institute
Research Area
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Cognitive neuroscience, prefrontal cortex functioning, episodic memory, motivated forgetting, future simulation, decision making
FunctionResearch group leader
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaCognitive neuroscience, prefrontal cortex functioning, episodic memory, motivated forgetting, future simulation, decision making
DescriptionMy research focuses on adaptive memory processes supporting (i) voluntary forgetting of unwanted memories and (ii) future simulations and their impact on prospective decisions. A particular emphasis is on prefrontal cortex functioning.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteMax Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Association with M&BPotential supervisor for doctoral candidates and master students; offer of lab rotations
E-mailrbenoit-please remove this text-@fas.harvard.edu
Homepagewww.rolandbenoit.net
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roland_Benoit
Academia.eduhttps://independent.academia.edu/RolandBenoit
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Psychologie
Visual cognition, timing and temporal perception, electrophysiology (EEG)
FunctionProfessor of Experimental Psychology
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaVisual cognition, timing and temporal perception, electrophysiology (EEG)
DescriptionOur Berlin group investigates the mechanisms of object recognition and scene perception, as well as temporal aspects of vision and cognition − how time is represented and how it is used for information processing. We also study how event-related and spontaneous electrophysiological oscillations are involved in perception and cognition. We use traditional behavioural methods, psychophysics and EEG recordings in humans. http://www.oszillab.net/niko-busch.php
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
InstituteWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Psychologie
Association with M&BFormer faculty member; doctoral supervisor
E-mail niko.busch-please remove this text-@uni-muenster.de
Homepagehttps://www.uni-muenster.de/PsyIFP/AEBusch/en/Mitarbeiter/bu...
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2011-2014)
Cognition and emotion
FunctionDirector
Current statusVisiting scholar
Research areaCognition and emotion
DescriptionThe group studies how emotion influences cognition, using classical behavioural tools as well as neuroimaging methodologies, including fMRI and MEG. We study this question from a number of perspectives, but have a major current focus being the influence of emotion on decision making. There is now a consensus across fields such as behavioural ecology, microeconomics, machine learning and neuroscience that integration of sensory information with prior knowledge, regarding values and probabilities of outcomes, is a major determinant of overt behaviour. The group seeks to harness insights from these fields to address the critical determinants of human decision making under uncertainty across a range of contexts, and in particular a variety of emotional contexts. The group also investigate the contribution of neuromodulators, such as dopamine and serotonin, as well as common genetic polymorphisms to behavioural control.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteWellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2011-2014)
Association with M&BEinstein Visiting Fellowship 2011-2014
Homepagehttp://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/Dolan/
School of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018)
Social cognitive neuroscience
FunctionCoordinator PhD program in Neuroscience
Current statusVisiting scholar
Research areaSocial cognitive neuroscience
DescriptionI am a professor of physiology. My major research interest lies in the relationship between action perception and cognition, using a variety of neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques. I study the bodily bases of social cognition, aesthetics and language. I also investigate the correlation between brain function and psychiatric disorders, like Schizophrenia.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 3: Language
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteSchool of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018)
Association with M&BKOSMOS Fellow 2013-2014, Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018
E-mailvittorio.gallese-please remove this text-@unipr.it
Homepagehttp://www.unipr.it/arpa/mirror/english/staff/gallese.htm
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
(Neuro-)ethics, consciousness, mental disorders, history and teaching of neuroscience
FunctionPostdoctoral fellow
Current statusAssociated Researcher
Research area(Neuro-)ethics, consciousness, mental disorders, history and teaching of neuroscience
DescriptionFor the past years I worked on “neuromythology” - a book and multimedia project on the options and limitations of contemporary neuroscience and the consequences of an increasing neuroculturalization of the humanities and the social sciences. The book was published in 2012: Neuromythologie. Eine Streitschrift gegen die Deutungsmacht der Hirnforschung, Oct 2012, 264 pp., ISBN 978-3-8376-1580-7
M&B topicsTopic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BPotential thesis advisor; organizer scientific events
Phone+49 176 35304740
E-mailfelix.hasler-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Homepagehttp://www.neuroculturelab.com
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Felix_Hasler
Neuroscience Research Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Distributed networks, brain-wide circuits, two-photon population calcium imaging, model organism development, vertebrate communication, auditory circuits
FunctionAssociated researcher
Current statusProfessor of Bioimaging and Neurophotonics
Research areaDistributed networks, brain-wide circuits, two-photon population calcium imaging, model organism development, vertebrate communication, auditory circuits
DescriptionOur everyday experience of the world is enabled by the interplay of large populations of neurons that are distributed across the brain. To understand their function, we need to study brain circuits with single cell resolution across large parts of the nervous system. This has long been extremely challenging in vertebrates due to their size and opacity. We are a group of neuroscientists, engineers, biologists and physicists who work on two complementary strategies to address this challenge and investigate brain-wide circuits. First, we develop optical methods to tackle tissue opacity and push the depth limits of microscopy. Second, we are establishing a new vertebrate model organism, Danionella translucida, which has the smallest known vertebrate brain and shows fascinating behaviour (it communicates acoustically).
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 3: Language
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
InstituteNeuroscience Research Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Association with M&BSupervisor of M&B doctoral candidates and master students; lab rotations; collaboration with M&B faculty
E-mailbenjamin.judkewitz-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://jlab.berlin
Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Grounded numerical and mathematical cognition
FunctionResearch group leader (Emmy Noether program of the DFG)
Research areaGrounded numerical and mathematical cognition
DescriptionOur group investigates the neuro-functional and cognitive foundations of numerical competencies. Activities are based on the assumption that our mental arithmetic capabilities are grounded in the innate number sense, i.e. the ability to perceive and differentiate numerosities. Research questions include: “How does the number sense relate to mathematical performance?” – “How do specific brain regions contribute to numerical cognition and why?” We use psychophysical methods and functional imaging techniques (magnetic resonance imaging) to approach these issues.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteDepartment of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BCollaboration with M&B members; potential supervisor Master's and doctoral students
Phone+49 30 2093-9328
E-mailandre.knops-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Homepagehttp://www.psychology.hu-berlin.de/profship/emmy/number
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andre_Knops
Technische Universität Dresden
Cognitive neuroscience, neural mechanisms of human communication
FunctionProfessor
Current statusAssociated Researcher
Research areaCognitive neuroscience, neural mechanisms of human communication
DescriptionOur research question is: How does the human brain accomplish fast and robust communication? Currently, our work focuses on three aspects of auditory and face-to-face communication: i. Speech recognition ii. Person recognition iii. Interaction of auditory and visual modalities during face-to-face communication. We perform experiments involving several methods of systems neuroscience (functional MRI, structural MRI, MEG, tDCS) and different subject groups, i.e. healthy controls, as well as people with selective developmental or acquired deficits (phonagnosia, prosopagnosia, autism spectrum conditions, dyslexia). We additionally collaborate with theoretical neuroscientists to motivate computational models of human communication.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 3: Language
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteTechnische Universität Dresden
E-mailkriegstein-please remove this text-@cbs.mpg.de
Homepagehttp://www.cbs.mpg.de/staff/kriegstein-11085
Department of Molecular Neuroscience / Department of Psychology, George Mason University, USA
Evolutionary cognitive neuroscience, social cognition, neuroeconomics, neurolaw
FunctionChief, Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience (ECON) Laboratory Co-Director, Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaEvolutionary cognitive neuroscience, social cognition, neuroeconomics, neurolaw
DescriptionAs a cognitive neuroscientist, I am interested in understanding the neural architecture of social cognition in the human prefrontal cortex (PFC).By combining structural and functional neuroimaging, neuropsychological testing, and molecular neurogenetics, I pursue the following two research lines in studying human social cognition and PFC functions. The first line of research attempts to understand the role of the PFC in cooperative (e.g., trust) and competitive decision making (e.g., aggression) while interacting in social relationships. The second line of research attempts to answer the question how the PFC mediates social beliefs (e.g., moral, legal, political, religious) in the context of institutions. Association with M&B: Research group of Henrik Walter, Charité
M&B topicsTopic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteDepartment of Molecular Neuroscience / Department of Psychology, George Mason University, USA
Association with M&BLiaison person for cooperation partner George Mason University
Phone+1 240 4606291
E-mailfkrueger-please remove this text-@gmu.edu
Homepagehttp://www.mind-and-brain.net/
Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure
Cortical network, active cellular properties, binding problem, behaviour, neuroimaging, electrophysiology.
FunctionProfessor
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaCortical network, active cellular properties, binding problem, behaviour, neuroimaging, electrophysiology.
DescriptionWe look at the contribution of single-cell computation to the cortical network. We are particularly interested in the computational enhancement arising from active dendritic properties. We are currently testing a hypothesis that the fine and large-scale architecture of the cortex dovetails with the cellular properties of cortical pyramidal neurons to enhance the associative properties of the network (Larkum, 2013). If correct this hypothesis might have ramifications for the operation of the cortex and various associated problems (e.g. the binding problem). Larkum, M. (2013) A cellular mechanism for cortical associations: an organizing principle for the cerebral cortex. Trends in Neurosciences 36: 141-151. To M&B members I can offer advice on/collaboration with: Electrophysiological and imaging recordings from cerebral cortex in rodents in vivo. Non-invasive stimulation methods (TMS, tDCS, ultrasound). Rodent behaviour.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
InstituteDepartment of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure
Association with M&BSupervisor of M&B doctoral candidatem; collaboration with M&B faculty.
Phone+49 (0)30 450-539950
E-mailmatthew.larkum-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Homepagehttps://larkum.hu-berlin.de/
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Larkum
Academia.eduhttps://grakov-berlin.academia.edu/MatthewLarkum
Technische Universität Dresden
Lifespan developmental neuroscience, brain plasticity
FunctionProfessor
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaLifespan developmental neuroscience, brain plasticity
DescriptionThe lifespan developmental neuroscience group at TU Dresden investigates neurobiological and contextual mechanisms of cognitive, motivational, and emotional development from early childhood to old age. A central theme focuses on the interplays between neuronal factors (e.g., neuromodulatory functions) and contextual factors (e.g., reward, stress, substance abuse, cognitive intervention or non-invasive brain stimulations) in affecting development in different and across life periods.
M&B topicsTopic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
InstituteTechnische Universität Dresden
Association with M&BFormer faculty member; potential external supervisor
Phone+49 351 463-34162
E-mailLi-please remove this text-@psychologie.tu-dresden.de
Homepagehttp://tu-dresden.de/die_tu_dresden/fakultaeten/fakultaet_ma...
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie CCM, Forschungsbereich Mind and Brain
Neuroethics, medical ethics, neurophilosophy, ethical issues of interventions in the brain, ethical issues of neuroimaging
FunctionAssistant professor, head of the group “Neurophilosophy, Neuroethics, and Medical Ethics”
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaNeuroethics, medical ethics, neurophilosophy, ethical issues of interventions in the brain, ethical issues of neuroimaging
DescriptionThe focus of my research is neurophilosophy and neuroethics. My main topics are: personality changes through neuro- and radiosurgical interventions into the brain; ethical issues of deep brain stimulation and of ablative psychiatric neurosurgery; patients’ autonomy; methodological and ethical issues of functional imaging; brain death diagnosis and functional imaging; Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID); impact of the neurosciences on the criminal law; neuroenhancement, particularly moral neuroenhancement. I have finished a DFG project on ethical issues of brain interventions. My current focus is on psychiatric neurosurgery (DBS and ablative neurosurgery).
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie CCM, Forschungsbereich Mind and Brain
Phone+49 30 450 517263
E-mailmueller.sabine-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://mindandbrain.charite.de/en/people/sabine_mueller/
University of Lübeck, Institute of Psychology I
Neuroeconomics, decision making, reward, social neuroscience, reinforcement learning
FunctionProfessorin für Sozialpsychologie
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaNeuroeconomics, decision making, reward, social neuroscience, reinforcement learning
DescriptionI investigate the neural mechanisms underlying decision making processes. Specifically I am interested in reward-based decision making or decision making in social context.
M&B topicsTopic 2: Decision-making
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteUniversity of Lübeck, Institute of Psychology I
Association with M&BM&B doctoral alumna; potential supervisor for Master's students' and doctoral candidates
Phone+49 451 3101-3610
E-mailsoyoung.park-please remove this text-@uni-luebeck.de
Homepagehttp://www.ipsy1.uni-luebeck.de/
Göttingen University
Decision Making, Cognitive Neuroscience
FunctionPostdoctoral researcher
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaDecision Making, Cognitive Neuroscience
DescriptionI am interested in the topic of human decision making and its relationship to basic, low-level perceptual processes as well as higher order, value-based judgements.
M&B topicsTopic 2: Decision-making
InstituteGöttingen University
Association with M&BPostdoctoral researcher Ray Dolan's Einstein group (2011-2014)
E-mailarezoo.pooresmaeili-please remove this text-@gmail.com
Graduate Center, City University of New York ((Einstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017)
Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, consciousness; moral philosophy, aesthetics
FunctionDistinguished Professor of Philosophy
Current statusVisiting scholar
Research areaPhilosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, consciousness; moral philosophy, aesthetics
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
InstituteGraduate Center, City University of New York ((Einstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017)
Association with M&BEinstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017
E-mailjesse-please remove this text-@subcortex.com
Homepagehttp://subcortex.com/
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Analysis of complex electrophysiological and hemodynamic signals
FunctionGroup leader
Research areaAnalysis of complex electrophysiological and hemodynamic signals
DescriptionThe ‘Synchrony and Oscillations / EEG-fMRI Group’ aims at analysing complex electrophysiological and hemodynamic signals from multiple brain areas, their dynamics and interactions and their relation to mental operations. The philosophy of the group is to link theoretical and empirical neuroscience by relating computational model predictions to multimodal experimental data.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
InstituteCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Association with M&BPotential thesis supervisor
E-mailpetra.ritter-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://www.bccn-berlin.de/People/home/?contentId=2038
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petra_Ritter
Institut für Psychologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Psychology and cognitive neuroscience
FunctionProfessor of Psychology
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaPsychology and cognitive neuroscience
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteInstitut für Psychologie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Association with M&BFormer faculty member and supervisor
Phone+49 (0)345 55 24350
E-mailtorsten.schubert-please remove this text-@psych.uni-halle.de
Homepagehttp://www.psych.uni-halle.de/abteilungen/allgemeine_psychol...
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Torsten_Schubert
Academia.eduhttps://hu-berlin.academia.edu/TorstenSchubert
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Cognitive neuroscience, Memory, Working memory, Decision making, Neural oscillations
FunctionResearch scientist
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaCognitive neuroscience, Memory, Working memory, Decision making, Neural oscillations
DescriptionI study the dynamics of human (working-) memory and decision making using neural measures (EEG, pupillometry, and fMRI) combined with computational modelling and multivariate analysis techniques.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
InstituteMax Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Association with M&BPotential supervisor for doctoral candidates and master students; offer of lab rotations
Phone+49 30 82406-349
E-mailspitzer-please remove this text-@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin und St. Hedwig Hospital
Schizophrenia, cognitive neuroscience in psychiatry, philosophy in psychiatry, sense of agency, self-disturbance
FunctionConsultant Psychiatrist (Oberarzt)
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaSchizophrenia, cognitive neuroscience in psychiatry, philosophy in psychiatry, sense of agency, self-disturbance
DescriptionIn the field of “experimental psychopathology”, we apply various neuroscientific methods (behavioral experiments, fMRI, EEG, TMS), in order to investigate neurofunctional and neurobiological models regarding the emergence of different psychopathological symptoms of mental disorders. A main focus of our research lies in the investigation of so-called “Ich-Störungen” (ego-disturbances), in which patients, suffering from schizophrenic psychosis experience a disintegration of the borders between “self” and “other”.
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
InstituteDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin und St. Hedwig Hospital
Association with M&BSupervisor doctoral candidates, advisor postdoctoral researchers
Phone+49 30 2311 2707
E-mailmartin.voss-please remove this text-@charite.de
Homepagehttp://psy-ccm.charite.de/klinik/mitarbeiter/
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Voss2
Academia.eduhttps://charite.academia.edu/MartinVoss