PhD Program of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience


The PhD program of the Otto Creutzfeldt Center offers multi-disciplinary training in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. The program consists of obligatory and optional courses provided by members of the center and other university faculties. It is open to outstanding graduates from the fields of Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Sports Science, Physics, and related subjects from Germany and abroad.

For details of the program, download the OCC PhD Program as PDF



Neuroscience Colloquia

OCC Lecture "Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience"

OCC Retreats

OCC Student Resources

The following documents provide information on available lab rotations and optional courses:

Method Courses and Lab Rotations

Optional Courses

Current Reading Groups

  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Tuesday 17:00 in Fl 309a (Fliednerstr. 21). This journal club focuses on cognitive neuroscience more broadly, with a specific focus on vision science and computational modeling. Topics include visual memory, perception and attention. Contact Nico Broers if you would like to join.
  • Medical Psychology and Systems Neuroscience: Thursdays at 13.30 h; Room 100.002 ("Seminarraum", Von-Esmarch-Straße 52). This reading group will cover topics like consciousness, emotion, visual and auditory perception, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and neuroscientific methods like EEG and fMRI. If you are interested, contact Torge Dellert for further information.
  • Visual Perception: Tuesday 13:15, Fliednerstraße 21, room 137b. Lab Journal Club on perception of biological motion, oculomotor learning and virtual reality. Contact Malte Scherff if you would like to join.