The Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (OCC) is an interdisciplinary research center within the life sciences, supported by renowned scientists from different working groups of the faculties of Medicine, Biology, Psychology and Sports Science at the University of Münster.

The broad spectrum of research areas covers the neural basis of cognitive and social behavior, cognitive, perceptual, and motor processes, their plasticity, their dysfunction in depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, and distress, prenatal influences on physiology and behavior, and much more. All modern neuroimaging methods are employed as well as methods of behavior recording and analysis, molecular genetics, and neurophysiology.

The OCC offers a structured doctoral program as a cross-faculty education with a specialization in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience to outstanding graduates from the fields of Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Sports Science, Physics and related subjects. Applicants from Germany and abroad are welcome! In addition to the PhD title, the program offers a solid training in an exciting field of research including interdisciplinary and international cooperations, providing an excellent basis for the start of an academic career.  OCC Flyer (2017)