Neuromodulation

Head

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Nitsche

Neuromodulation encompasses the alteration of basic central nervous system physiological phenomena, such as cortical excitability, activity, and neuroplasticity, by agents which do not necessarily induce such phenomena by themselves. Respective agents can be pharmacological, stimulation-induced, or refer to internal states, or surrounding conditions, at different levels of complexity. Via physiological alterations, neuromodulators have a profound psychological and behavioural impact. Controlled induction of neuromodulation via interventional approaches can help to identify the association between physiological states and psychological processes, and might have also beneficial effects on performance. This project group aims to:

  1. develop neuromodulatory intervention approaches and enhance our understanding of physiological effects
  2. enhance understanding of the physiological basis of cognition and behaviour
  3. transfer this knowledge to develop improved work conditions