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

  • Biological Psychology: Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Fl 310b (Fliednerstr. 21). Relevant keywords are predicition, statistical learning, fMRI, EEG (cognitive neuroscience) ... You can also suggest papers related to other topics. For this, you should send an e-mail to Nico Broers until Thursday evening.
  • Neurophysiology: The reading group will cover more low-level topics in systems neuroscience (neurotransmitter and unit recordings). Contact Achim Walter if you would like to join.
  • Medical Psychology: Thursdays at 13.30 h; Room 100.002 ("Seminarraum", Von-Esmarch-Straße 52). This reading group will cover topics like emotion, consciousness, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and neuroscientific methods like EEG and fMRI. If you are interested, contact Insa Schloßmacher for further information.
  • Visual Perception: Lab Journal Club, Tuesday 16:00-17:00, Fliednerstraße 21, room 137b. Contact Malte Scherff if you would like to join.