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About the Research Division of Mind and Brain

Here you find more information about the Research Division of Mind and Brain at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

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General Information about the Research Division of Mind and Brain

Our approach is to combine the disciplines of

  • psychiatry,
  • neuroscience and
  • philosophy

in an interdisciplinary research of the human mind and its diseases.

We investigate the neuronal sublets of how people think, act and feel with methods of cognitive neuroscience, especially with functional imaging (fundamental research).

Based on these studies we explore neurocognitive mechanisms of psychiatric diseases in selected groups of patients. Our goal is to achieve a better understanding of the origins and consequences of psychiatric diseases. Herewith we aim to improve existing and develop new diagnostic procedures and therapeutic treatments in the long term (translational research). In neurophilosophy and neuroethics we examine the meaning of recent neuroscientific and psychiatric findings for philosophy of mind, for human self-perception and with regard to social impacts, opportunities and threats (interdisciplinary research).

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