The research group Cognition & Gender examines sensory perceptions and their processing in the brain by means of imaging methods. The diverse differences between the female and the male brain are of interest to us in view of the increasing importance of gender differences for continually more highly differentiated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

The work is currently being supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG Research Unit FOR 2690 Translational Pruritus Research, PF 244 / 15-1) and the EU (Improving frontline responses to High Impact Domestic Violence (IMPRODOVA); European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program H2020- SEC-07-FCT-2016-2017)).

Group leader:

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Pfleiderer
Phone +49 (0) 174 9232005 (secretary)
Fax +49 (0) 251 83 44309
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We are part of the Department of Clinical Radiology


New publications of the research group

Wessing I, Platzbecker F, Dehghan Nayyeri M, Romer G, Pfleiderer B.
Maternal perception of children's fear: A fMRI study in mothers of preschool children
Soc Neurosci, 2019; 14(2): (DOI)

Dehghan Nayyeri M, Burgmer M, Pfleiderer B.
Impact of pressure as a tactile stimulus on working memory in healthy participants
PlosOne, 2019; 14(3): e0213070 (DOI)

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