Interventions in Cognitive Decline

Research group leader

Research focuses

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Learning and memory
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Machine learning


  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Short description

Our current research primarily addresses cognitive decline attributed to healthy aging as well as neurodegenerative diseases. We apply cognitive training and non-invasive brain stimulation methods (tDCS and TMS) in order to counteract the loss of cognitive abilities. To date, a more wide-spread clinical application of these methods is prevented by the observed high response heterogeneity in patients. Hence, we employ neuroimaging techniques first in order to explore the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of learning processes and further to identify biological markers that allow an improved prognosis of the therapeutic success.

Further information

Research group's website