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Section for Neuropsychology

The Section for Neuropsychology focuses on the investigation of spatial cognition and object recognition in humans. The current issues of our work comprise the action control and sensorimotor coordination, object identification, perception of body orientation, spatial attention and exploration, grasping and pointing movements, and auditory localization in space.

The Division of Neuropsychology’s main areas of research are the study of spatial orientation and object perception in humans. By using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), eye tracking, and the motion capture of hand and arm movements in both patients with brain-damage and healthy subjects, the mechanisms and processes of human perception of objects, attention, the exploration of space, as well as visuomotor coordination during pointing, grasping and object interaction/manipulation are examined.

However, the greater question driving the Division of Neuropsychology’s research is “how do organisms perform sensorimotor coordination processes?” For example, in order to generate successful motor actions (e. g. pointing or grasping movements) we must actively deal with the problem of spatial exploration and orientation. In order to do this it is necessary to process a multitude of sensorimotor information that are derived from constantly changing coordination systems. How the human brain accomplishes this task is a main focus of the Cognitive Neurosciences. The findings to our research questions not only allow us to have a better basic scientific understanding of these processes but will also aid us to develop new strategies for the treatment of patients with brain damage who show deficits in these areas.

Our current research in more detail  -> https://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de//karnath/Sektion.html

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By using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), eye tracking, and the motion capture of hand and arm movements in both patients with brain-damage and healthy subjects, the mechanisms and processes of human perception of objects, attention, the exploration of space, as well as visuomotor coordination during pointing, grasping and object interaction/manipulation are examined. However, the greater question driving the Section of Neuropsychology’s research is “how do organisms perform sensorimotor coordination processes?” For example, in order to generate successful motor actions (e. g. pointing or grasping movements) we must actively deal with the problem of spatial exploration and orientation. In order to do this it is necessary to process a multitude of sensorimotor information that are derived from constantly changing coordination systems. How the human brain accomplishes this task is a main focus of the Cognitive Neurosciences. The findings to our research questions not only allow us to have a better basic scientific understanding of these processes but will also aid us to develop new strategies for the treatment of patients with brain damage who show deficits in these areas. 

Our research in detail  -> https://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de//karnath/Sektion.html


 
Name
Department
Phone
Email
 Ina Baumeister
Ina Baumeister Secretary
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80476 
 Jacob Clausen
Jacob Clausen PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-83285 
 Amin Dadashi
Amin Dadashi PhD Student
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-87601 
 Martina Feierabend
Martina Feierabend PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
PD Dr. Marc Himmelbach
PD Dr. Marc Himmelbach Research Group Leader
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-86580 
 Carolin Holzbaur
Carolin Holzbaur MD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80418 
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto Karnath
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto Karnath Research Group Leader
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80465 
 Katharina Klaner
Katharina Klaner MD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
 Joel Marques
Joel Marques PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
 Sarah Merkel
Sarah Merkel MD Student
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-87601 
 Simone Moelbert
Simone Moelbert PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-83285 
 Sophia Nestmann
Sophia Nestmann MD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
 Nikhil Prabhu
Nikhil Prabhu PhD Student
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-87600 
 Hannah Rosenzopf
Hannah Rosenzopf PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
 Azam Shahvaroughi-Faharani
Azam Shahvaroughi-Faharani PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
 Stefan Smaczny
Stefan Smaczny PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
Dipl. Psych. Christoph Sperber
Dipl. Psych. Christoph Sperber PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80463 
 Dominik Wabersich
Dominik Wabersich MD Student
Systemneurodegeneration
07071 29-87601 
 Daniel Wiesen
Daniel Wiesen PhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80463 

 



Neuropsychological Disorders

Strokes not only lead to motor and sensory impairment, but often also cause disorders of higher brain functions such as speech, attention, perception, memory, intelligence, planning and action, problem solving, spatial orientation or sensorimotor coordination. Effective treatment of these impairments requires a careful neuropsychological examination of the impairment by evaluating the specific pattern of the disorders. These examinations are carried out by standardized and psychological performance tests. 

 

 

Team 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto Karnath
Head of the Section of Neuropsychology 

Gabriela Zaiser, M. Sc. 

For appointments see: Neuropsychologische Ambulanz

Please find current openings with the Section of Neuropsychology at:

-> https://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de//karnath/Openings.html

Research group leader
Prof. Hans-Otto Karnath karnathuni-tuebingen.de Address

Center of Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Department Cognitive Neurology

Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-80476
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4489

Administration

Ina Baumeister
Phone: +49 (0)7071-29-80476
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-4489
ina.baumeisterklinikum.uni-tuebingen.de