b_282_160_16777215_00_images_institute_leipzig_gebaeude_leipzig.pngThe research of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig is focusing on brain processes and cognitive abilities of humans. A major goal of our research is to understand the neuronal basis of higher brain functions such as language, emotion and social behavior, music and action. Furthermore, we investigate the neuroplasticity and its influence on various cognitive abilities as well as the neuronal and hormonal basis of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and obesity. Another focus is high-resolution functional and anatomical imaging of the brain. In addition, the development of imaging methods for the neurosciences is a central focus of research at the Institute.

 

Research areas

• Language, communication and social cognition
• Neuronal plasticity, functional and anatomical mapping of the brain
• Development of imaging techniques

Facilities

7T MRI, four 3T MRIs
Access to MR-PET hybrid system in cooperation with the University of Leipzig
EEG, MEG, TMS
Response time labs, Virtual Reality Environment

Contact

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstraße 1a
04103 Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Weiskopf
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Phone: +49 341 9940-133
Fax: +49 341 9940-2448
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/abteilungen/neurophysik


Prof. Dr. Harald Möller
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Phone:  +49 341 9940 2212
Fax:  +49 341 9940 2221
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/depts/former/nphysics