Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology

The Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology is a recently established institution at Bremen University. It forms part of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) at the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences and the interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Sciences (ZKW). Start-up work began during winter term 2001. Research and teaching is based on a holistic concept combining (sub)cellular and systemic approaches to cognitive neuroscience. The Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurobiology runs four labs: a functional imaging (fMRI) lab equipped with a 3T-MRT head scanner, an electrophysiology (ERP) lab equipped with 36- and 128-channel EEG devices, a molecular neurobiology, and a clinical and experimental neuropsychology lab.

In the field of cognitive neuroscience we try to disentangle neuronal activity patterns underlying executive control processing by the use of combined spatio-temporal information. Recent research additionally focus on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the emotional modulation of cognitive functions. Research in clinical neuroscience investigates release patterns of brain-originated proteins in acute and degenerative CNS disorders. We particularly try to study the association of molecular markers of brain damage and the short- and long-term behavioral and cognitive outcome, and how neuroprotective drug treatment affects both sequelae of brain damage.

In pre-graduate education our department bears responsibility for the neuropsychology and biological psychology teaching program which is one of the main topics in psychology education at Bremen University.


Cognium, Room 0170
Hochschulring 18
D-28359 Bremen
Phone: 49 421 218-68740
Fax: 49 421 218-68759

Office Barbara Muntz
Phone: 49-421 218 68740
Fax: 49-421-218 68759