About our research
The functional organization of the human brain is based on two fundamental principles: functional specialization and functional integration of spatially distributed information by means of functional interaction. Our main research focusses on the characterization of functional networks and their plasticity in healthy subjects as well as pathological alterations within these networks in patients with neurological disorders, particularly in patients with movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.
For this purpose, we apply magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG), structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) intra-operative micro- as well as macro-. Additionally, application of transcranial magnetic (TMS) as well as electric stimulation (tDCS/tACS) allow a causal link between functional networks and behavior. Moreover, neural networks are investigated in-vitro using multi-electrode arrays.