Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Biological Psychology and Psychophysiology




An outline of Biological Psychology is provided by means of lectures. Topics include, among others, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and endocrinology, evolution and development of the nervous system, sensory physiology and motor functions. The areas of sexuality and reproduction, homeostatic processes, biological rythms and sleep, memory, learning and language are handled in an optional lecture.


Current  Curriculum

  • VL Biological Psychology II (Prof.  Werner Sommer), Friday 11am - 1pm, RUD 25, 0'115



Graduate Curriculum


The chair collaborates in the study focus (Schwerpunkt) "Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences". Subject of the curriculum is the neuronal basis of cognition and neuroscientific approaches to cognitive processes. The study focus is organized within a systematic curriculum.


Biological Psychology contributes to the study focus with the following lectures and seminars:

  • Contribution to lecture series "Cognitive Science"
  • Neuroscientific methods (Lecture and Lab. Exercises)
  • Examples for seminars:

   Neuroscientific approaches to learning and memory

    - Cognitive conflicts

    - Neurocognition of language

    - Neuroscientific approaches in mental chronometry

    - Object- and face recognition

    - Neuroscientific examinations of the semantic system

    - Affective Neurosciences


In addition student research projects are conducted with the perspective of being followed up by a bachelors or masters thesis.



Current Graduate Curriculum


  • Lecture series "Cognitive Science"
  • Neuroscientific methods (Dr. Olaf Dimigen), Tuesday 11am - 1 pm; 0'314 Rud 25
  • Laboratory course on neuroscientific methods (Dipl.-Ing. Kniesche, Dipl.-Psych. Pinkpank);  Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm; 2'207 Rud 18
  • Colloquium of chair (Prof. Sommer); Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm; 3'201 Rud 18



PhD Dissertations

Currently there there are ten PhD students associated with the chair.