The Department of Neural Dynamics and Magnetoencephalography was founded in the year 2020 and Prof. Dr. Markus Siegel was appointed head of the department.
The central goal of our laboratory is to investigate how cognition and behavior emerges from dynamic interactions across widely distributed neuronal ensembles. How do sophisticated cognitive processes such as perception, decision-making, and motor behavior emerge from dynamic interactions across the brain? Which neural mechanisms coordinate these interactions, how are they dynamically regulated in a goal-directed fashion, and how are these interactions disturbed in the diseased brain?
To address these questions, we apply an interdisciplinary multi-scale approach and link large-scale population measures of neuronal activity to circuit and cellular-level mechanisms. We combine human magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG), animal electrophysiology, psychophysics and sophisticated analytical techniques.
Center of Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Department Neural Dynamics and Magnetoencephalography
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