Multisensory Integration Research Group

Why does food lose its taste when your nose is stuffed up? Why are we better in hearing speech when we see a speaker’s lip movements? These are questions of interest in the emerging field of multisensory integration.

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A particular focus of our research is the examination of oscillatory activity in the human brain. Neural oscillations play an important role in cognition and attention. Moreover, our studies have shown that they are crucial for multisensory integration. Our studies target, among others, the multisensory processing of pain and the neural mechanisms underlying aberrant multisensory integration in individuals with schizophrenia.

In our research we use high-density electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and computational modeling.

Support by the DFG, BMBF, and the EU is gratefully acknowledged.

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Senkowski

Head of the Division Neuroimaging and Neurotechnology and of the Multisensory Integration Research Group