The SimBio Partners
The Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig, Germany
(directors: Prof. Friederici and Prof. von Cramon) aims to investigate
the functional architecture of the cognitive system and its neuronal basis.
Research is focused on how the brain executes complex mental processes such
as language processing, memory and executive functions. A variety of different
technology and techniques is used to perform investigations:
Magnetoencephalography: This group investigates the magnetic correlates of electrical source activation in the brain. Just as the EEG, the MEG measures brain activation with very high temporal and an appropriate spatial resolution. Main research areas are:
Signal and Image Processing: The investigation of MRI, MEG and EEG datasets using a range of image and signal processing techniques yields information relating to the functional and topographical organisation of cognitive processes. Three areas of work are (i) the examination of individual cortical anatomy, (ii) the statistical analysis of fMRI signals and (iii) the correlation of data from fMRI and EEG investigations, (iv) the development of biomechanical models of the brain for a better understanding of disease processes in the brain.
Contact Point: Dr. Frithjof Kruggel, Carsten Wolters