Köpfe der Max Planck School of Cognition

Fellows

Katrin Amunts

Katrin Amunts


Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf & Forschungszentrum Jülich
Forschungsinteressen: • development of a multilevel, multimodal atlas of the human brain • cytoarchitectonic, molecular and fiber architecture of the brain • image analysis, high-performance computing and big data analytics • Brain function and behavior • ethics
Elisabeth Binder

Elisabeth Binder


Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Forschungsinteressen: • molecular basis of mood and anxiety disorders using genome-wide technologies • stress response and early adverse experience in human and cell models • mechanisms of gene x environment interactions in psychiatry• epigenetic mechanism relevant for psychiatric risk
 Nicole Boivin

Nicole Boivin


Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte, Jena
Forschungsinteressen: • prehistory and human evolution • human dispersals and migrations • cultural and biological adaptations of human populations • material culture and its role in human society, cognition and evolution
Michael Brecht

Michael Brecht


Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • active touch and object recognition • social and sexual touch • cortical organization • cellular basis of sensations and movement generation • hippocampal and parahippocampal activity linked to spatial navigation
Christian Büchel

Christian Büchel


Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Forschungsinteressen: • neural mechanisms underlying pain, reward, fear and decision processes • high resolution fMRI techniques including spinal fMRI • parallel EEG-fMRI to combine high spatial with high temporal resolution • computational modelling to combine behavior with imaging/EEG
Alon Chen

Alon Chen


Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Forschungsinteressen: • neurobiology of stress • stress regulation • stress-related gene interaction with psychiatric disorders
Christian Doeller

Christian Doeller


Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • cognitive neuroscience of memory, navigation, perception, knowledge, learning & decision making • population coding in hippocampal formation; neural metric of cognitive spaces • structure-function mapping; brain oscillations • (high-field) fMRI, MEG, virtual reality, machine learning • translational neuroscience: Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive enhancement
Emrah Düzel

Emrah Düzel


Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, München
Forschungsinteressen: • dementias • memory • cognition • imaging • electrophysiology
Christoph Engel

Christoph Engel


Max-Planck-Institut für Gemeinschaftsgüter, Bonn
Forschungsinteressen: • experimental law and economics • behavioral law and economics • legal theory • economic law
Peter Falkai

Peter Falkai


Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain & Mind
Forschungsinteressen: • identification of candidate pathways for the pathophysiology of schizophrenia • brain plasticity across the psychosis spectrum • recovery trajectories in psychotic disorders • neurobiological, cognitive and clinical effects of aerobic exercise
Simon E. Fisher

Simon E. Fisher


Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen (Niederlande)
Forschungsinteressen: • identification of genes involved in speech, language and reading • functional analyses of language-related genes in cellular and animal models • brain imaging genomics • genetics of synaesthesia
Angela D. Friederici

Angela D. Friederici


Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • neurocognition of language processing and language acquisition • second language learning • modulation of language networks • structural brain basis of language
Pascal Fries

Pascal Fries


Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Kooperation mit Max Planck Gesellschaft, Frankfurt
Forschungsinteressen: • rhythmic neuronal synchronization and its cognitive functions • selective attention; stimulus-repetition based learning • in-vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics in awake primates • large-scale high-density electrophysiology with polyimide-based flexible probes • magnetoencephalography (MEG) and psychophysics in human subjecsts
Russell Gray

Russell Gray


Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte, Jena
Forschungsinteressen: • computational evolutionary methods • linguistic prehistory • animal cognition • philosophy of biology • evolution of human and animal behavior
Philipp Gunz

Philipp Gunz


Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • evolution and development of the brain • study of fossil hominins, extant humans and non-human primates • micro-computed tomography, MRI, statistical shape analysis based on landmarks (geometric morphometrics)
Patrick Haggard

Patrick Haggard


Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London (UK)
Forschungsinteressen: • cognitive and neural mechanisms of human voluntary action • sense of agency and response-outcome learning • neurophysiological mechanisms of conscious experience • somatosensory perception • sensorimotor basis of self-awareness
Peter Hagoort

Peter Hagoort


Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen (Niederlande)
Forschungsinteressen: • neurobiology of language • neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS) • computational modeling • memory/unification • virtual reality
John-Dylan Haynes

John-Dylan Haynes


Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • functional neuroimaging of visual and executive processes in humans • multivariate neuroimaging methods and brain reading • intentions, volition and free will • neurotechnology
Hauke R. Heekeren

Hauke R. Heekeren


Freie Universität Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • decision neuroscience • cognitive and affective components in normal and disturbed social cognition • fMRI • NIRS • EEG • TMS
Christine Heim

Christine Heim


Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • developmental psychobiology • neurobiology of depression & anxiety disorders • psychoneuroendocrinology of functional somatic syndromes • neural correlates of stress and emotion • interactions of stress and dispositional factors across development • models of bounded rationality
Hans-Jochen Heinze

Hans-Jochen Heinze


Universitätsklinik für Neurologie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg
Forschungsinteressen: • visual attention • processing of rewards • behavioral neurology • memory • consciousness • fMRI
Ralph Hertwig

Ralph Hertwig


Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • mechanisms of bounded rationality and in particular models of heuristics • mechanism of collective intelligence • mechanisms of learning, sampling and experienced-based decision making • boosting people’s decision making skills • how decision making and preferences change across the lifespan
Jürgen Jost

Jürgen Jost


Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • general theory of complex systems • cognition and neurosciences • theoretical and mathematical biology • geometry, analysis and theoretical physics • dynamical systems and network analysis • economics and social sciences • philosophy, history of science, visual arts
Gerd Kempermann

Gerd Kempermann


Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen, München & Technische Universität Dresden
Forschungsinteressen: • adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its activity-dependent regulation • neurobiology of individuality • testing of neurogenesis-related functions in humans
Arthur Konnerth

Arthur Konnerth


Technische Universität München
Forschungsinteressen: • behavior-related neuronal signaling in cortical circuits • dendritic spine function and signal integration • neuronal dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease • high-resolution optical imaging in vitro and in vivo
Ulman Lindenberger

Ulman Lindenberger


Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • behavioral and neural plasticity across the lifespan • brain-behavior relations across the lifespan • lifespan developmental theory • multivariate developmental methodology • formal models of behavioral change
Nikos Logothetis

Nikos Logothetis


Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen
Forschungsinteressen: • neural mechanisms of perception and object recognition • multimodal methodological approach • electrical stimulation and fMRI • neural event triggered fMRI for the study of inter-structure interactions
Winfried Menninghaus

Winfried Menninghaus


Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main
Forschungsinteressen: • philosophical, empirical (psychological) and evolutionary aesthetics • classical rhetoric and poetics (Greek and Latin) • literature and poetics from 1750 until present with a particular focus on German romanticism
Antje Meyer

Antje Meyer


Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen (Niederlande)
Forschungsinteressen: • individual differences in language skills • using language in conversation • relationship between language production and comprehension • computational models of speaking and listening
Klaus-Robert Müller

Klaus-Robert Müller


Technische Universität Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • statistical learning theory for neural networks, support vector machines and ensemble learning techniques • deep learning • analysis of biomedical data: brain computer interfacing, genomic data analysis, computational chemistry and atomistic simulations
Michael Pauen

Michael Pauen


Berlin School of Mind and Brain & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • philosophy of mind • consciousness, self-consciousness and free will • ethical consequences of neuroscientific research
Michael Petraglia

Michael Petraglia


Max-Planck-Institut für Menschheitsgeschichte, Jena
Forschungsinteressen: • human evolution • the evolution of hominin cognition and stone tool analysis • relations between climate change and human adaptations
David Poeppel

David Poeppel


Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main
Forschungsinteressen: • brain basis of speech perception and language comprehension • auditory cognition and music • multisensory perception • the temporal structure of perceptual experience • cognitive neuroscience and its foundations
Brigitte Röder

Brigitte Röder


Universität Hamburg
Forschungsinteressen: • multisensory action control • neuroplasticity: functional and structural changes in the brain due to development, perceptual-cognitive training, physical exercising, traumatic events such as sensory deprivation • age dependence of the brain’s capacity to reorganize • behavioral and electrophysiological measures • fMRI • TMS
Caroline Rowland

Caroline Rowland


Max-Planck-Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen (Niederlande) & Universität Liverpool (UK)
Forschungsinteressen: • environmental effects on child language acquisition • individual and cross-linguistic variation in language acquisition • neuro-cognitive models of lexical and grammatical development • constraints and biases on the language acquisition mechanism • multi-ethodological approaches to child language acquisition
Klaus Scheffler

Klaus Scheffler


Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen
Forschungsinteressen: • functional and structural ultra-high field MRI methods development • ultra-high field human and animal functional and structural imaging • combined optical (optogenetics, Ca, intrinsic optical) and MR acquisition
Erich Schröger

Erich Schröger


Universität Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • human information processing underlying perception, attention, and action • behavioral electroencephalographic and eye-movement measures
Tania Singer

Tania Singer

gegenwärtig 'sabattical leave'

Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • social cognition and emotions (empathy, compassion, theory of mind) • psychopathology of the social brain and social development • neuroeconomics and social decision making • plasticity of the social brain and contemplative mental training
Arno Villringer

Arno Villringer


Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • vascular risk factors leading to stroke and functional recovery • effect of brain lesions on brain architecture • brain plasticity after stroke • multimodal imaging
Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann

Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann


Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main
Forschungsinteressen: • aesthetics of music (historical, transcultural and empirical perspectives) • music and meaning • understanding music • aesthetic experience in music
Nikolaus Weiskopf

Nikolaus Weiskopf


Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Forschungsinteressen: • characterizing functional and anatomical microstructure of the human brain inc. in-vivo histology • developing methods for high-resolution anatomical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) • biophysical modeling of MR contrast • MR image processing and analysis • validating MRI methods using advanced post-mortem histology (3D microscopy, PIXE)
Thomas Wiegand

Thomas Wiegand


Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI & Technische Universität Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • image and video coding • data compression •signal processing • image processing • communications
Carsten Wotjak

Carsten Wotjak


Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Forschungsinteressen: • animal models of fear and anxiety disorders • biological basis of stress-related psychopathology • role of the endocannabinoid system in fear, anxiety and cognition • cognitive performance in mouse models of psychiatric / neurological disorders • cognitive enhancement / extinction and erasure of traumatic memories

Die Fellows betreuen die Studierenden an den unterschiedlichen Partnereinrichtungen und unterstützen die Ausbildung in der Max Planck School of Cognition durch exklusive Lehrveranstaltungen, Workshops und eine enge Begleitung während des Forschungsvorhabens.

Koordination

Natacha Mendes

Natacha Mendes

Wissenschaftliche Koordinatorin
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