Fellows der Max Planck School of Cognition

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
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, Magdeburg
Forschungsinteressen: • dementias • memory • cognition • imaging • electrophysiology
Isabel Dziobek

Isabel Dziobek

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • social cognition/interaction, empathy, Theory of Mind, emotion and face processing • development and validation of tests and interventions for socio-emotional competencies and empathy • kinesthetic empathy and socio-emotional effects of synchronization • neuronal correlates of social cognition using functional and structural MRI • social interaction disorders (e.g. autism spectrum conditions, personality disorders, schizophrenia) • biological basis as well as diagnosis, intervention and integration of individuals with autism spectrum disorder • social robotics
Simon B. Eickhoff

Simon B. Eickhoff

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf & Forschungszentrum Jülich
Forschungsinteressen: • mapping the human brain in terms of areas and networks • application of machine-learning to neuroimaging data • modeling inter-individual variability in cognitive functions • clinical translation of imaging neuroscience
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

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, 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 der Max Planck Gesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main
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
Onur Güntürkün

Onur Güntürkün

Ruhr University Bochum
Forschungsinteressen: • functional and structural foundations of brain asymmetries • executive functions in humans and other animals • evolution and organization of the vertebrate brain, incl. that of humans • fMRI of complex cognition in birds
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

University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 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

Otto von Guericke University 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
Forschungsinteressen: • adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its activity-dependent regulation • neurobiology of individuality • testing of neurogenesis-related functions in humans
Peter König

Peter König

Universität Osnabrück
Forschungsinteressen: • embodied cognition and the neurophysiological basis of cognitive functions • multimodal integration and sensorimotor interactions
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
Antje S. Meyer

Antje S. 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/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
Constance Scharff

Constance Scharff

Freie Universität Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • animal communication • vocal learning in songbirds including multimodal aspects • evolution of human speech and music • behavioral, neurobiological and molecular methods
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
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/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 & Technische Universität Berlin
Forschungsinteressen: • image and video coding • data compression •signal processing • image processing • communications
Carsten T. Wotjak

Carsten T. 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
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