Prof. Dr. phil. Peter Brugger
Department of Neurology
University Hospital Zurich
+41-44-255 55 70
Dr. phil. Sarah Broicher (Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Dr. phil. Olivia Geisseler (Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Leonora Graber (Speech Therapist)
Mirjam Hofmann (Speech Therapist)
Dr. phil. Bigna Lenggenhager (Postdoc)
Gianluca Macauda (PhD Candidate)
Marsha Mayer (Speech Therapist)
Manuela Omlin (Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Laurent Schüpbach (PhD Candidate)
Evelyn Unterburger (Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Michaela Veigl (Clinical Neuropsychologist)
Main Field(s) of Research / Abstract
Our scientific interests involve the cognitive and emotional consequences of neurological diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or different kinds of neurodegenerative processes. Investigations of the neglect syndrome open windows to the brain’s representation of space, body, time and number. The study of special groups of persons without overt brain damage enables us to better understand psychiatric aspects of corporeal awareness and of the notions of chance and randomness. An overarching interest has always been devoted to issues of laterality and the interface between brain and culture.
Keywords for Research Field(s)
Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuropsychology; Neuropsychiatry; Behavioral Neurology
Special Techniques and Equipment
We are specialized in the design of behavioral task paradigms. Of secondary interest is the combination of behavioral methods with techniques such as eye tracking, virtual reality simulations, neuroimaging and brain stimulation.
Education and Training
We have training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and candidates of the Postgraduate Course of Medicine at the University of Zurich with at least some background in cognitive research and a strong interest in the research topics mentioned above.
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Swiss National Science Foundation; Cogito Fondation