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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Senkowski

Head of research division Computational Neuroimaging and of the Multisensory Integration Research Group

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Große Hamburger Straße 5-11
10115 Berlin

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I am a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology interested in the neural mechanisms underlying attention, perception, and cognition. Using electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, I examine these mechanisms in healthy individuals and in people with psychiatric disorders. A particular focus of my research is the examination of neural oscillations during multisensory processing. Neural oscillations serve as a mechanism enabling information transfer within and between cell assemblies in the brain. My research has been published in high-ranking journals and I received various prestigious research awards and grants, such as a Starting Grant from the European Research Council. My recent studies also involve the examination of virtual reality applications for the treatment of chronic pain.

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Selected Publications:

Michail G, Senkowski D, Niedeggen M, Keil J. 2021. Memory load alters perception-related oscillations during multisensory integration. J Neurosci, 41(7):1505-1515

Kaiser M, Senkowski D, Keil J. 2021. Mediofrontal theta-band oscillations reflect top-down influence in the ventriloquist illusion. Hum Brain Mapp, 42:452-466

Wooldridge J, Kaiser M, Roa Romero Y, Riecke L, Keil J, Senkowski D. 2020. Low-frequency oscillations reflect aberrant tone restoration during the auditory continuity illusion in schizophrenia. Sci Rep. 10:11872

Keil J and Senkowski D. 2018. Neural oscillations orchestrate multisensory processing. Neuroscientist. 24: 609-626

Keil J, Pomper U, Feuerbach N, Senkowski D. 2017. Temporal orienting precedes intersensory attention and has opposing effects on early evoked brain activity. Neuroimage 148:230-239.

Balz J, Keil J, Roa Romero Y, Mekle R, Schubert F, Aydin S, Ittermann B, Gallinat J, Senkowski D. 2016. GABA concentration in superior temporal sulcus predicts gamma power and perception in the sound-induced flash illusion. Neuroimage 125:724-730

Senkowski D, Gallinat J. 2015. Dysfunctional prefrontal gamma-band oscillations reflect working memory and other cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry 77:1010-1019

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