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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
Research Group
Phone
Email
 Ina Baumeister
Ina BaumeisterSecretary
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80476 
 Jacob Clausen
Jacob ClausenPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-83285 
 Amin Dadashi
Amin DadashiPhD Student
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-87601 
 Martina Feierabend
Martina FeierabendPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
PD Dr. Marc Himmelbach
PD Dr. Marc HimmelbachResearch Group Leader
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-86580 
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto Karnath
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto KarnathResearch Group Leader
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80465 
PD Dr. Axel Lindner
PD Dr. Axel LindnerResearcher
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
 Joel Marques
Joel MarquesPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
 Sarah Merkel
Sarah MerkelMD Student
Neuropsychology of Action
07071 29-87601 
 Francesko Molla
Francesko MollaPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-87601 
 Sophia Nestmann
Sophia NestmannMD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
Dr. Johannes Rennig
Dr. Johannes RennigResearcher
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84080 
 Hannah Rosenzopf
Hannah RosenzopfPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
 Maria Rähder
Maria RähderClinical Neuropsychologist
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-85166 
 Lisa Röhrig
Lisa RöhrigPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
29-84878 
 Azam Shahvaroughi-Faharani
Azam Shahvaroughi-FaharaniPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
 Stefan Smaczny
Stefan SmacznyPhD Student
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-84820 
Dr. Christoph Sperber
Dr. Christoph SperberPostDoc
Section Neuropsychology
07071 29-80463 
 Dominik Wabersich
Dominik WabersichMD Student
Systemneurodegeneration
07071 29-87601 
 Daniel Wiesen
Daniel WiesenPhD 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 

Maria Rähder, psychologist (diploma)

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
Research group leader
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans-Otto Karnathkarnath@uni-tuebingen.deAddress

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