Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research
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Prof. Dr. med. Emrah Düzel

Prof. Dr. med. Emrah Düzel - 500791

         Room 510, DZNE-building (House 64)

         Phone: +49 (0)-391 67 250 50    

Head of the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Speaker German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Site Magdeburg

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Group leader- University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


I have been trained as a neurologist in Germany (in Bonn and Magdeburg) and have a long-standing interest in the functional anatomy of human episodic memory networks, neuromodulatory circuits, their alterations in aging and early stages of neurodegeneration and their scope for plasticity. For this purpose, my group uses and advances multimodal imaging techniques including fMRI, EEG / MEG and PET.  We are particularly interested in how the degeneration of dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurotransmitter systems contribute to cognitive dysfunction in old age by impacting on motivation, decision making, memory consolidation and plasticity. We approach this problem from the vantage point of how declarative memory processes, motivation and decisions making interact.

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