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Institute
Research Area
Freie Universität Berlin, Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit
Cognitive neuroscience, predictive coding, perception, memory, attention, EEG, fMRI, computational modelling
Function Visiting professor
Current status Associated researcher
Research area Cognitive neuroscience, predictive coding, perception, memory, attention, EEG, fMRI, computational modelling
Association with M&B Currently supervisor for doctoral candidate; potential supervisor for master students; lab rotations
Description

In my work I study the neural mechanisms of prediction, attention, and memory. My research combines empirical methods from cognitive neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, MEG, ECoG, TMS) and systems neuroscience (electrophysiology, calcium imaging) with computational modelling (Bayesian models of neural and behavioural data) and multivariate techniques (decoding).
At M&B, I offer (co-)supervision on research projects related to predictive processing based on EEG/fMRI/TMS, as well as on a wider range of topics based on Bayesian modelling of neural/behavioural data.

M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Institute Freie Universität Berlin, Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit
Phone
Email ryszard.auksztulewicz@fu-berlin.de
Homepage https://www.ewi-psy.fu-berlin.de/einrichtungen/arbeitsbereiche/neurocom_neuroimag/team/gastprofessur/rauksztulewicz/index.html
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Cognitive neuroscience, working memory, fMRI, machine learning, cognitive control, neural tuning
Function Junior Research Group Leader
Current status Associated Researcher
Research area Cognitive neuroscience, working memory, fMRI, machine learning, cognitive control, neural tuning
Association with M&B Teaching and supervision of Master's students and doctoral candidates
Description

Our work is driven by the hypothesis that short-term information storage is a distributed cortical process. We use neuroimaging methods (predominantly fMRI) and multivariate pattern analysis techniques (‘machine learning‘) to identify brain regions which store contents held in working memory, study the representational architecture of these brain regions, and ask how memory storage is elicited and maintained in these areas.

M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 3: Language
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
Institute Department of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Phone
Email thomas.christophel@hu-berlin.de
Homepage discolab.eu
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2011-2014)
Cognition and emotion
Function Director
Current status Visiting scholar
Research area Cognition and emotion
Association with M&B Einstein Visiting Fellowship 2011-2014
Description The 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
Institute Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2011-2014)
Phone
Email
Homepage http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/Dolan/
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Universität Tübingen, Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology
Consciousness, metacognition, intentional action, introspection, motor control, motor awareness
Function Junior research group leader
Current status Associated Researcher
Research area Consciousness, metacognition, intentional action, introspection, motor control, motor awareness
Association with M&B Current thesis supervisor, former faculty member
Description

Elisa Filevich is a Junior Research Group Leader at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology. She works on motor metacognition, that is how (much) we explicitly represent the way we move our body. She investigates the interplay between metacogntive ability and learning, in particular in the motor domain.
Until 2023 at Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institut für Psychologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Institute Universität Tübingen, Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology
Phone +49 30 2093-6313
Email elisa.filevich@bccn-berlin.de
Homepage http://metamotorlab.filevich.com/
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisa_Filevich
Academia.edu http://ucl.academia.edu/ElisaFilevich
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Interaction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
Function Project leader, guest professor
Current status Associated researcher
Research area Interaction with artifacts, aesthetic experience, neuroaesthetics
Association with M&B Student research positions and supervision for Master's students
Description

My 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: www.mind-and-brain.de/people/eu-h2020-project-artis/

M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
Topic 2: Decision-making
Institute Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Phone
Email joerg.fingerhut@hu-berlin.de
Homepage https://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joerg_Fingerhut
Academia.edu https://mind-and-brain.academia.edu/JoergFingerhut
School of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018)
Social cognitive neuroscience
Function Coordinator PhD program in Neuroscience
Current status Visiting scholar
Research area Social cognitive neuroscience
Association with M&B KOSMOS Fellow 2013-2014, Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018
Description I 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Topic 6: Social cognition / human sociality and the brain
Topic 3: Language
Institute School of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy (Einstein Visiting Fellow 2016-2018)
Phone
Email vittorio.gallese@unipr.it
Homepage http://www.unipr.it/arpa/mirror/english/staff/gallese.htm
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action, representation of one's own body
Function Full Professor
Current status Associate researcher
Research area cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action, representation of one's own body
Association with M&B Reimar Lüst-Preis für internationale Wissenschafts-und Kulturvermittlung, (A. v. Humboldt Foundation, 2022-2024)
Description
M&B topics
Institute Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
Phone
Email
Homepage
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
(Neuro-)ethics, consciousness, mental disorders, history and teaching of neuroscience
Function Postdoctoral fellow Villringer group
Current status Associated Researcher
Research area (Neuro-)ethics, consciousness, mental disorders, history and teaching of neuroscience
Association with M&B Potential thesis advisor; organizer of scientific events
Description

Visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and science journalist. Prior to that, he was a senior resident scientist at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich. Current book publication: Neue Psychiatrie. Den Biologismus überwinden und tun, was wirklich hilft (transcript Verlag, June 2023)

M&B topics Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Institute Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Phone +49 176 35304740
Email felix.hasler@hu-berlin.de
Homepage http://www.neuroculturelab.com
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Felix_Hasler
Academia.edu
Neuroscience Research Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Distributed networks, brain-wide circuits, two-photon population calcium imaging, model organism development, vertebrate communication, auditory circuits
Function Associated researcher
Current status Professor of Bioimaging and Neurophotonics
Research area Distributed networks, brain-wide circuits, two-photon population calcium imaging, model organism development, vertebrate communication, auditory circuits
Association with M&B Supervisor of M&B doctoral candidates and master students; lab rotations; collaboration with M&B faculty
Description Our 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 3: Language
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Institute Neuroscience Research Center, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Phone
Email benjamin.judkewitz@charite.de
Homepage http://jlab.berlin
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure
Cortical network, active cellular properties, binding problem, behaviour, neuroimaging, electrophysiology.
Function Professor
Current status Associated researcher
Research area Cortical network, active cellular properties, binding problem, behaviour, neuroimaging, electrophysiology.
Association with M&B Supervisor of M&B doctoral candidates; research collaboration with M&B faculty
Description

We 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 4: Brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny
Institute Department of Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure
Phone +49 (0)30 450-539950
Email matthew.larkum@gmail.com
Homepage https://larkum.hu-berlin.de/
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Larkum
Academia.edu https://grakov-berlin.academia.edu/MatthewLarkum
Technische Universität Berlin – Intelligent Biomedical Sensing Lab
Wearable neurotechnology, functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Default Mode Network
Function Independent research group leader
Current status Associated Researcher
Research area Wearable neurotechnology, functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Default Mode Network
Association with M&B Lab rotations, supervision of Master theses
Description

The IBS lab develops miniaturized wearable neurotechnology and body-worn sensors for unobtrusive monitoring of the embodied brain in the everyday world. It uses machine learning on the multimodal sensor data, together with environmental context information, to contribute to a paradigm shift in individualized comprehensive understanding of physical and mental health: Toward intelligent assessment and treatment of physical and mental states and risk factors.

M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Institute Technische Universität Berlin – Intelligent Biomedical Sensing Lab
Phone +49 030 314 77079
Email vonluehmann@tu-berlin.de
Homepage www.ibs-lab.com
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexander-Von-Luehmann
Academia.edu https://tu-berlin.academia.edu/AlexandervonL%C3%BChmann
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
Function Assistant professor, head of the group “Neurophilosophy, Neuroethics, and Medical Ethics”
Current status Associated researcher
Research area Neuroethics, medical ethics, neurophilosophy, ethical issues of interventions in the brain, ethical issues of neuroimaging
Description

The 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Topic 5: Brain disorders and mental dysfunction
Institute Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie CCM, Forschungsbereich Mind and Brain
Phone +49 30 450 517263
Email mueller.sabine@charite.de
Homepage http://mindandbrain.charite.de/en/people/sabine_mueller/
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Graduate Center, City University of New York ((Einstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017)
Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, consciousness; moral philosophy, aesthetics
Function Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Current status Visiting scholar
Research area Philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, consciousness; moral philosophy, aesthetics
Association with M&B Einstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017
Description
M&B topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Institute Graduate Center, City University of New York ((Einstein Visiting Fellow 2015-2017)
Phone
Email jesse@subcortex.com
Homepage http://subcortex.com/
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Cognitive neuroscience, Memory, Working memory, Decision making, Neural oscillations
Function Research group leader
Current status Associated researcher
Research area Cognitive neuroscience, Memory, Working memory, Decision making, Neural oscillations
Association with M&B Potential supervisor for doctoral candidates and master students; offer of lab rotations
Description

I 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 topics Topic 1: Perception, attention, consciousness
Topic 2: Decision-making
Institute Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Phone +49 30 82406-349
Email spitzer@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
Homepage
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/
Academia.edu