Faculty and Research

Dr Roland Benoit

Research in the Adaptive Memory Group seeks to understand the neural and cognitive mechanisms that operate on our memories of the past to help us live in the future. [more]

Prof. Martin Bogdan

One main research topic of our department is (neuro-inspired) signal processing for all kinds of applications. This includes especially all applications directly related to a more or less direct information exchange via different types of sensors and actuators with the nervous system (BCI, biofeedback etc.). [more]

Prof. Joseph Claßen

Prof. Joseph Classen, chairman of the Dept. of Neurology, University Hospital of Leipzig, is interested in studying the principles of motor control and in the mechanisms of neuronal plasticity and motor learning. [more]

Prof. Angela D. Friederici

The department of Neuropsychology’s research agenda is to identify the functional architecture of language and its neural bases in the mature and the developing brain. The approach is interdisciplinary, using different methods to analyze the functional and structural neural network of language. [more]

PD Dr Stefan Geyer

Microstructural Analysis of Brain Organization: the Ambitious Goal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Based in Vivo Histology (hMRI) [more]

Prof. Jürgen Haase

Our research topic concerns the investigation of electronic properties of solids with magnetic resonance. We use and advance magnetic resonance techniques to obtain unique insight into the electronic and chemical structure of materials including host-guest interactions. [more]

Dr Gesa Hartwigsen

Multimodal investigations of networks for different language functions with TMS, fMRI and EEG. Adaptive plasticity and functional interactions in the healthy and lesioned language system. [more]

Prof. Ulrich Hegerl

Prof. Ulrich Hegerl, Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Leipzig, is a specialist in the field biological psychiatry. His research interests include arousal regulation in affective disorders and ADHD, diagnosis and therapy of uni- and bipolar affective disorders, E-health and internet-based self-management of depression, suicide prevention, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. [more]

Prof. Mario Hlawitschka

My research focuses on medical visualization and data analysis: The goal is to make use of all available data to guide reasoning and understanding of the information that is contained inside the data.

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PD Dr Stefanie Hoehl

The Early Social Cogntion Group explores the development of cognitive functions such as action understanding, joint attention and social learning within the first years. [more]

Prof. Jörg Jescheniak

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Prof. Kai von Klitzing

Our lab conducts research from a developmental psychopathology perspective [more]

PD Dr Thomas Knoesche

biophysical modelling of EEG and MEG | computational modelling of neural networks | reconstruction of fiber connections with diffusion MRI, diffusion tractography, connectivity-based parcellation [more]

Prof. Katharina von Kriegstein

Our aim is to find out what mechanisms the human brain uses for audio-visual communication. We use a broad methodological approach (fMRI, sMRI, MEG, tDCS, eye-tracking) and investigate neurotypical populations as well as populations with communication deficits (developmental dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, phonagnosia, and developmental prosopagnosia). [more]

Dr Burkhard Maess

My research focuses on the use of magnetoencephalography in cognitive neuroscience with special focus on language processing. [more]

Dr Daniel Margulies

The organization of large-scale brain networks, primarily through the analysis of intrinsic activity as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). [more]

Prof. Harald Möller

Our group is engaged in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods including RF hardware to study the anatomy of the brain, its metabolism, and its activity. [more]

Prof. Karsten Mueller

My research is aimed at investigating longitudinal effects of treatment onto brain function and connectivity in neurodegenerative disease. [more]

Dr Vadim Nikulin

We are interested in understanding functional implications of large-scale spatio-temporal neuronal complexity in the human brain. [more]

Prof. Hellmuth Obrig

My focus is on language and plasticity of the corresponding neuronal network. Research includes studies in healthy participants (and infants) and extends to investiagtions in patients with acquired brain lesion, who we treat in our Clinic for Cognitive Neurology closely affiliated to the MPI. [more]

Dr Julia Sacher

EGG-Lab Julia is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist interested in how hormones impact brain and behavior in health and disease. Our group uses apply multimodal neuroimaging techniques (PET & fMRI) to study changes in neurochemistry and neural activity in the female brain and how they relate to emotion and mood. [more]

Dr Daniela Sammler

Communication without words – via melody and vocal tone in speech and music – is research focus of the Otto Hahn Group. By means of modern neuroscientific methods we investigate what enables us to decode speech melody and its social contents and how musicians lend themselves and their piece artistic expression. [more]

Prof. Dorothee Saur

Prof. Dorothee Saur, Neurologist at the University of Leipzig, is interested in studying the functional neuroanatomy of language and the mechanisms of neuronal plasticity of language recovery. [more]

Prof. Gerik Scheuermann

My research group addresses visual data analysis which includes mathematical data analysis, scientific visualization, information visualization and visual analytics. [more]

Dr Florian Schlagenhauf

The group investigates how alterations in reward processing and basal learning mechanisms contribute to psychiatric conditions such as psychosis and addictive behaviors. [more]

Prof. Peter Schönknecht

Current research of the group aims to investigate neural correlates of affective and cognitive disorders in humans. [more]

Prof. Marc Schoenwiesner

We investigate the how sensory information is encoded in the auditory cortex by performing comparable experiments with high-resolution fMRI in humans and system-level optical imaging in mice. [more]

Prof. Erich Schröger

My BioCog group studies human information processing underlying perception, attention, and action, for example, we investigate how new information is detected by our brain and how it may distract attention in children and adults. [more]

Prof. Matthias Schroeter, M.A.

Recently, one of the most exciting research areas has been defined: Cognitive neuropsychiatry. This framework aims to explain clinical characteristics of neuropsychiatric disorders in terms of deficits to normal cognitive mechanisms and to link these deficits to brain structures. [more]

Prof. Tania Singer

The Department of Social Neuroscience investigates the foundations, development and plasticity of human social cognition and behaviour. [more]

Prof. Nikolaus Weiskopf

Our vision is to develop and apply functional microstructure imaging and in-vivo histology using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as novel non-invasive MRI methods to reliably characterize the detailed functional and anatomical microstructure of the human brain. [more]
 
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