Faculty and Research

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. Christian Doeller

Our overarching goal is to crack the cognitive code by identifying the key processing principles of the brain enabling human thinking. The broad mission of our Department is reflected in a wide variety of research areas in cognitive neuroscience, including spatial navigation, memory, time processing, learning and decision making, knowledge acquisition, and perception; and translational research on population coding in the hippocampal-entorhinal system, cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer’s disease. [more]

Dr Falk Eippert

Our group aims to uncover the neural mechanisms that underlie human pain perception and its cognitive modulation.


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]

Dr Mona Garvert

Our group uses behavioural, computational and neuroimaging methods to understand neural codes underlying complex human behaviour. We are particularly interested in how the brain extracts and stores regularities from our experiences in order to facilitate decision making in novel situations. [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]

PD 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. Daniel Haun

human cognitive development, cross-cultural comparisons of human cognitive development [more]

Dr Martin Hebart

Our research group seeks to understand how we perceive the visual world around us and interact with it in a meaningful manner. To this end, we acquire and analyze large-scale behavioral and neuroimaging datasets in humans. [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.


Prof. Jörg Jescheniak

go to Research Interest and Available PhD projects [more]

Prof. Kai von Klitzing

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

Prof. Dr habil. 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]

Dr Claudia Maennel

Our research focuses on first language acquisition. Particularly, we aim (1) to identify relevant milestones of typical and atypical language acquisition and (2) to characterize influencing factors of the learner and the learning environment in this process. [more]

Dr Burkhard Maess

My research focuses on the use of magnetoencephalography in cognitive neuroscience with special focus on language processing. Consequently, I am interested in all methodological developments which improve the localization of brain activity in both respects spatial accuracy and temporal evolution. [more]

Dr Lars Meyer

Our research group investigates the relationship between brain electrophysiology and the shape of human language. [more]

Prof. Harald Möller

Our group is engaged in the development of methods for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) including pulse sequences, RF hardware and image processing. [more]

Prof. Karsten Mueller

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

Prof. Kristina Musholt

My research is located at the intersection of philosophy and the cognitive sciences. [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]

PD 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]

PD 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]

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]

Dr. Michael A. Skeide

We use MRI and MEG to study the learning brain in early childhood with a focus on language, reading and math.


Prof. Rustem Valiullin

Our research topic concerns the investigation of electronic properties of solids with magnetic resonance. [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]

PD Dr Veronica Witte

Aims of our lab are (a) to determine autonomic and cognitive control mechanisms that regulate food intake, (b) to identify metabolic factors that impact the brain due to overeating and obesity or alternative eating habits, and (c) to test if interventions that target these pathways could improve brain function.

loading content
Go to Editor View