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Cognitive Neuropsychiatric Research Laboratory

Research group leader: PD Dr. rer. nat. Gregor R. Szycik


Cognitive neuropsychiatry presents a modern discipline within psychiatric and psychological research that focuses on the interface between cognition and psychopathology. Within this discipline the neurobiological basis of psychopathological phenomena as well as neurotypical processes are investigated. One important tool for the examination of neuropsychological mechanisms is psychophysical measures. Psychophysical measures belong to the eldest research tools within psychological research and comprise methods like the measurement of reaction times or error rates. Thereby it is possible to draw conclusions about the interaction between subjective experience and physical phenomena and to display cognitive processes.

Another psychophysical method is the measurement of electrical brain activity via electroencephalography. The high temporal resolution of this technique enables the investigation of event-related changes within milliseconds. Neuroimaging techniques, by contrast, allow for the examination of structural processes by high spatial resolution. The main method of neuroimaging is magnetic resonance imaging. Functional neuroimaging presents a combination of high temporal and spatial resolution and can be measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Overarching goals

Our research group focuses on:

  • Examination of neural correlates of psychiatric symptoms
  • Understanding of multisensory phenomena 
  • Examination of the interface between neurotypical experiences and psychopathological processes
  • Implementation of an aftercare return to work project in psychiatric institute clinics

Current projects

Research group leader

PD Dr. rer. nat. Gregor R. Szycik, Head of the training institutes AVVM und IPAW 

Telefon:  0511 532 7365

Telefax: 0511 532 7375




  • MRI,
  • EEG,
  • Speech perception,
  • Multisensory integration


Publications: https://pubmed/Szycik_Gregor