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Psychology & Neurosciences

How genes, brain characteristics and intelligence are connected

Genes influence different structures and the function of the brain. These in turn explain differences in behaviour. Analysing all three aspects at once is a challenge – but has now been achieved.


Kuri Takahashi receives International Brain Stimulation Best Poster Award

At this year’s International Brain Stimulation Conference in Portugal at the end of February, Kuri Takahashi, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences, was awarded for her poster presentation.


Michael Nitsche is one of the „Highly Cited Researchers 2022“

Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, Head of the Department Psychology & Neurosciences, is one of the most frequently cited scientists worldwide in his field. The neuroscientist is thus once again on the annual „Highly Cited Researchers“ list of the US company …
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Psychology & Neurosciences

Chronotype influences cognitive functions and basic parameters of human brain physiology

Scientists at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) are exploring the connection between chronotype physiological processes in the human brain. The latest findings have now been published in Nature …
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Psychology & Neurosciences

SFB Extinction Learning enters second funding phase with IfADo

The German Research Foundation approved the second funding phase for SFB 1280 „Extinction Learning“, which involves researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Leibniz Research …


IfADo is part of the German Center for Mental Health

The BMBF has announced the establishment of a German Centre for Mental Health in Bochum. The IfADo will contribute its competences in the field of labour research. Mental illnesses mean a considerable loss of quality of life for those affected and represent an …
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Psychology & Neurosciences

COVID-19: How a pandemic negatively impacts our sleep

Social distancing, home office, quarantine: To slow down the spread of the coronavirus our daily lives changed significantly. A crisis like that can affect our health and also influence our sleeping patterns. A research team at IfADo in collaboration with …

Psychology & Neurosciences

There isn’t just one way of doing it: Different parameters of brain stimulation

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to constantly change and thereby learn something new or adapt to different conditions. This is not only essential for memory, but also for the recovery after brain injuries. Pathological changes in neuroplasticity …