Research Directions

Neurotechnological advances provide us with increasingly powerful devices to interface brain tissue and computational hardware for potential neuroprosthetic and neurorehabilitative applications in severely handicapped patients after stroke, spinal-cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases.

In experimental settings, these brain-computer-interfaces (BCI) allow us to record and/or stimulate cortical circuits in order to control robotic arms or to restore motor function. Nonetheless, widespread clinical application is limited yet due to variable stability and performance of current BCI strategies in humans.

This research group strives to study real-time, closed-loop approaches of recording and stimulation in order to evaluate adaptive neuromodulation strategies with implanted BCI for neurorehabilitation of function and to translate this know-how into clinical use.

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News & Press
April 16 2014
A Profile of Werner Reichardt

A look at Werner Reichardt's career from Max Planck Research.


December 4 2013
No Blue Skies for Mice

Scientists at the University of Tübingen study the differential distribution of photoreceptors in the retina of mice

November 28 2013
A New Computer Simulation for the Treatment of Eye Disease

A new study shows the possibilities and limitations of optogenetics as a treatment strategy for forms of blindness.


November 15 2013
International Prize for CIN PhD Student

Katja Reinhard has been awarded the 2013 Lush Prize for research that holds out the prospect of developing new treatments for blindness.

Next Events

April 24 2014, 6:15pm
Neurocolloquium - Two memory systems in the temporal lobe: hippocampus and amygdala
Children‘s Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 1, Lecture Hall, Floor C3