CIN Members

In 2007, the CIN started with 25 principal investigators as cluster applicants, as stipulated in the DFG call for bids. When the CIN cluster was approved further  scientists from a range of institutions were incorporated, to make up the 48 'founding members' of the CIN. Since the beginning of 2014 the CIN has consisted of over 80 scientists in total. The membership process involves an application to the steering committee in which the candidate outlines his or her scientific profile and submits a list of publications. The committee's decision is based purely on the scientific excellence of each candidate.

CIN Members

Prof. Dr. Andreas J. Fallgatter

Organization: University Hospital Tübingen


Calwerstr. 14
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 (0)7071 29 84858

Department: Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Area: CIN Members

Scientific topic: Brain function in psychiatric disorders

Field of Research

Major research interests are the measurement of brain dysfunctions in major psychiatric disorders (dementia, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, addiction, ADHD, personality disorders, autism, OCD) with multimodal brain imaging methods (fMRI, NIRS, EEG/ERP, in future also PET and MEG) in order to better understand the underlying pathophysiology. This information is used to develop innovative treatment strategies (e.g. TMS, tDCS, neurofeedback).


functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), Event-related Potentials (ERP), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), Neurofeedback)


neuro-physiology; brain imaging; cognitive neuroscience; degeneration / regeneration; psychiatry; executive function; neuro-genetics

  1. Eberle MC, Wildgruber D, Wasserka B, Fallgatter AJ, Plewnia C (2010). Relief from chronic intractable auditory hallucinations after long-term bilateral theta burst stimulation. Am J Psychiatry. 167(11):1410.
  2. Hahn T, Marquand AF, Ehlis AC, Dresler T, Kittel-Schneider S, Jarczok TA, Lesch KP, Jakob PM, Mourao-Miranda J, Brammer MJ, Fallgatter AJ (2010). Integrating neurobiological markers of depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Hahn T, Heinzel S, Plichta MM, Reif A, Lesch KP, Fallgatter AJ (2010). Neurovascular coupling in the human visual cortex is modulated by cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) gene variant. Cereb Cortex. [Epub ahead of print]