Discipline: Neuroscience

Research Assistant: Unveiling Frustration

General Study Aim: To either assess the underlying mechanisms or detect the onset of experienced frustration that enables a reliable and valid induction of frustration is needed. To date, no such task suitable to assess frustration exists in…

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness

Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in…

cognitive neuroscience

Microbrains Lab: Modeling Neurodegeneration

In our aging society, more and more people suffer from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Decades of research have focused on mouse models, but all drug candidates that have successfully treated AD in mice…

DIS Summer Microbrains lab

Neuroscience of Emotion

How do we understand the interplay of human emotions and their neural networks? This course applies findings from the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and the psychological study of cognition, emotion, and personality. Basic, complex, and social…

Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior

Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors

The goal of this course is to explore the neural basis of human social interaction. We study how social psychology and neuroscience inform our understanding of social behavior, with each discipline offering a unique and complementary…

Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety

Fear is a multifaceted term that can be explained anatomically, biologically, and psychologically. This course begins by illustrating the cause and effects of fear on an anatomical and functional level, followed by demonstrating the physiological, psychological,…

Cognitive Neuroscience of Fear: From Animal to Human Models, Summer Course