Hector Fellow since 2017
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder

Biolog­i­cal Psychol­ogy and Neuropsy­chol­ogy, Univer­sity Hamburg

Brigitte Röder is Profes­sor for Biolog­i­cal Psychol­ogy and Neuropsy­chol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Hamburg. She's co-opted in medicine.

As a psychol­o­gist and neuro­sci­en­tist, she inves­ti­gates how humans integrate inputs of differ­ent sensory systems and how infants and children acquire these multi­sen­sory processes. She researches age-depen­dent neuro­plas­tic­ity, the depen­dence of human brain devel­op­ment on experi­ence and learn­ing. Sensi­tive phases in human devel­op­ment are inves­ti­gated in people who regain sight after congen­i­tal blind­ness. Her team is also working on topics such as neuronal adapta­tion for deafness and ways to promote neuronal plastic­ity and learning.

Brigitte Röder is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopold­ina) and the Academy of Sciences and Human­i­ties in Hamburg. She was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Founda­tion (DFG) and an Advanced Inves­ti­ga­tor Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Birgitte Röder is a member of the DFG Senate since 2019.

Universität Hamburg
Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Brigitte Röder is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.

Fasci­nat­ing Brain

Brigitte Röder and Her Research on Neuroplasticity

The psychol­o­gist and neuro­sci­en­tist Brigitte Röder dedicates her research to the mecha­nisms of the human brain and its neuro­plas­tic­ity. The passion­ate scien­tist inves­ti­gates how the brain devel­ops and adapts through learn­ing processes, depend­ing on the experi­ences an individ­ual has. In 2017, Brigitte Röder was honored with the Hector Science Award and has been an active member of the Hector Fellow Academy since then.

Forschungsfeld Psychologie

— Psychol­ogy

Forschungsfeld Medizin

— Medicine

Psychol­ogy and Cogni­tive Neuroscience

Research fields

Neuro­plas­tic­ity and learning
Percep­tion and multi­sen­sory processing