At the Research Unit Biological Psychology we are particularly interested in finding out how the human brain manages to coordinate compex cognitive processes, such as short-term memory storage, working memory processes, interaction between long and short-term memory, attentional functions, or cognitive and action control. To study these topics we mainly use electrophysiological methods like electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or transcranial direct current and alternating current stimulation (tDCS and tACS), and their combination. To get a fuller picture of your research activities please select the menue option "research" on the left.
We are strongly involved in teaching at Bachelor as well as Master level. There we teach the basic principles of how the nervous system is organised, how information is processed in the brain, and how it is used for cognition and behaviour. We also provide modules giving an introduction into empirical research in biopsychology and lectures on EEG signal processing. Moreover, we offer modules on the biological bases of psychiatric disorders.
The research unit offers a range of interesting options for final year research projects and lab internships, often including EEG research or non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.