Matthias Wittfoth has started his scientific career at working at the Max Planck Institute of Neurocognition in Leipzig, Germany by investigating simultaneous processing of music and language violations with EGG. He has received his Ph.D. degree based on functional MRI studies of cognitive control at the University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. Since 2008, he is the Group Leader of the "Auditory Neurophysiology Laboratory" at the Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany. Very recently, he also became Group Leader of the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing" in which the medical school is collaborating with the University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany. His main research is currently a project called "Neurobiology of Paedophilia" which is starting this year in the Psychiatry Unit of the Hannover Medical School, Hanover, Germany. Besides, his research areas are the functional correlates of the Tourette syndrome and the Parkinson's disease, as well as the modulating effects of the neurohormone oxytocin.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2012