Overview - Research
Research in our Institute falls in the area of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience and focuses on studying the dynamics of brain activity in health and disease and along the life span.
Our interdisciplinary team uses state-of-the-art techniques from translational cognitive neuroimaging such as MEG, EEG, TES, TMS, MRI.
The Institute currently hosts five research groups led by Prof. Joachim Groß, Prof. Markus Junghöfer, Prof. Carsten Wolters, Dr. Omid Abbasi and Dr. Daniel Kluger.
Together, we aim to identify neural mechanism that support brain functions in cognitive domains such as attention, emotion, auditory, visual, somato-sensory and motor processing. At the same time we investigate changes of these mechanisms under pathological conditions including tinnitus, depression, epilepsy and anxiety disorders.
Our interdisciplinary research across all research groups unfolds along three main dimensions (Figure). First, we use Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Electroencephalography (EEG) to measure brain activity non-invasively at very high temporal resolution in the order of milliseconds. Second, we perform Neurostimulation to modulate brain activity and associated behaviour. Third, we develop computational methods to further improve our decoding (dimension 1) and modulation (dimension 2) of brain activity.
Within each research group these research dimensions are applied to different topics in the area of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience.