Department of Neuro- and Movement Sciences (NMS)

The Department of Neuroscience and Movement Sciences strives to improve our understanding of brain function. To this end, the department conducts a wide range of basic, translational and clinical research in animal models and humans. The knowledge gained provides the basis for new approaches to improve well-being in healthy individuals and people with neurological diseases.

Neurophysiological studies aim to describe the principles of neural circuits underlying basic functions such as vision, attention or sexual mating behaviour.

Current translational research is characterising the processes of autophagy and neuronal plasticity in brain disease and recovery. The department's unique collaboration between sport and neuroscience is also being used to elucidate the relationship between neuronal inhibition, balance training and well-being.

Clinical work with patients focuses on developing new diagnostic methods and treatment options for addiction, functional neurological disorders, blindness and dyslexia.

The professors in our department teach in the Bachelor's programmes in medicine, biomedicine, psychology and sports science. At the Master's level, we participate in the programmes of medicine, sports science, experimental biomedical research and digital neuroscience.

The department consists of ten research groups and two competence centres: