Glossary

B.A.
abbreviation of:Bachelor of Arts

Academic degree

B.Sc.
abbreviation of:Bachelor of Science

Bachelor-degree, mostly in sciences, mathematics, or computer science.

BCCN
abbreviation of:Bernstein Center für Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
BMBF
abbreviation of:Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Federal Ministry for Education and Research

CILS
abbreviation of:Center for Integrative Life Sciences, Berlin
CT
abbreviation of:Computertomographie

Medical imaging method employing X-ray images generating a three-dimensional image.  

DFG
abbreviation of:Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

German Research Foundation

Dipl.-Psych.
abbreviation of:Diplom-Psychologist

Academic degree in Psychology

Dr.
abbreviation of:Doctor
Dr. med.
abbreviation of:Doctor medicinae

Doctor of medicin

Dr. phil.
abbreviation of:Doctor philosophiae

Doctor of philosophy

Dr. rer. hum. biol.
abbreviation of:Doctor rerum biologiae humanae

Doctor of human biology

Dr. rer. nat.
abbreviation of:Doctor rerum naturalium

Doctor of science, sometimes mathematics, informatics and psychology.

EEG
abbreviation of:Elektroenzephalography
fMRI
abbreviation of:Functional magnetic resonance imaging

Medical imaging technique to visualize detailed internal structures

M.A.
abbreviation of:Magister Artium

Academic degree

M.D.
abbreviation of:Medicinae Doctor

Doctoral degree for physicians (medical doctors)

M.Sc.
abbreviation of:Master of Science

Master degree, usually in mathematic, computer science and science.

MEG
abbreviation of:Magnetoencephalography

Technique for mapping brain activity by recording magnetic fields

MRI
abbreviation of:Magnetic resonance imaging

Medical imaging technique

PD
abbreviation of:Privatdozent

Private lecturer

Ph.D.
abbreviation of:philosophiae doctor

Doctor of Philosophy

PhD
abbreviation of:philosophiae doctor

Doctor of philosophy

Postdoc
abbreviation of:Post-Doktoral researcher
Prof.
abbreviation of:Professor
PTSD
abbreviation of:Post-traumatic stress disorder