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The Neurophysics Group at Charité was established in 1991. The main agenda of the group is to combine both neuroscientific and physical principles in order to gain a deeper insight into brain functioning. The group covers diverse topics and methods. One of the main and proliferating topic is related to studying sensorimotor processing and the somatosensory system in particular. Our group members discovered and studied in detail ultra-high frequency oscillations in the somatosensory system ( ~ 600 Hz) which provides the possibility to relate directly macroscopic EEG/MEG/LFP recordings to single-unit spiking activity. In order to deepen the understanding of somatosensory processing the group recently also broadened its expertise with theoretical modeling approaches.

Another important aspect of the group is advanced signal processing of ongoing and evoked neuronal activity where the group members made contributions with both theoretical and practical approaches, e.g., to the generation of evoked responses. The group has a long-standing interest and expertise in Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI). In this framework group members developed new behavioral as well as computational methods. In addition the group also has an expertise in the development of hardware for EEG research such as novel types of miniaturized electrodes and low-noise EEG amplifiers. Being part of the Neurology Department, the group actively participates in the electrophysiological clinical studies of stroke patients and patients with Parkinson’s disease. 

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Neurophysics Group
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Charité - University Medicine Berlin
Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
Hindenburgdamm 30
D-12200 Berlin, Germany

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