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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
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/
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Interaction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
FunctionProject leader
Current statusAssociated researcher
Research areaInteraction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
DescriptionMy focus has been on the role of extra-neural cognitive resources (of our body and environment) for mental states. What are the boundaries of cognitive systems? What role does bodily action play for perception? In the last years I extend this research toward the role cultural artifacts (like film, architecture, and art) play for our kinds of minds. I will explore this connection in the H2020 Project ARTIS in the next years and hope to develop a 4EA theory of the arts. See also: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/people/eu-h2020-project-artis/
M&B topicsTopic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
InstituteBerlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Association with M&BEU H2020 Project ARTIS
What‘s specialI pursue my interests in the arts also as scientific director of the Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN) http://association-of-neuroesthetics.org/
E-mailjoerg.fingerhut-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de
Homepagehttps://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
Researchgatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joerg_Fingerhut
Academia.eduhttps://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
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 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
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/
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/
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