Faculty member

PD Dr Gesa Hartwigsen
Phone:+49 341 9940-162

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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Lise Meitner Research Group Cognition and Plasticity

Research Interests

  • Neural networks for higher cognitive functions
  • Adaptive plasticity and compensation in neural networks for cognition
  • Plasticity across the adult life span
  • Plasticity and reorganization in the language network after brain lesions

Available PhD projects

The Lise Meitner research group ‘Cognition and Plasticity' focuses on adaptive plasticity in neural networks for different cognitive functions across the adult life span – in the healthy young and aging brain as well as in patients with brain lesions. New PhD students are welcome to support our team in the following main lines of research:

 

  1. Mapping and probing interactions in large-scale neural networks for different cognitive functions (e.g. language, social cognition, attention)
  2. Mapping interactions between domain-specific networks and domain-general networks
  3. Identification of generic mechanisms of adaptive plasticity across the adult life span using multi-method approaches (non-invasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging, EEG, computational modelling)
  4. Plasticity and reorganization in the language network after brain lesions
 
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