Recent Publications by ZNZ Members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. Drowning in Children: Retrospective Analysis of Incident Characteristics, Predicting Parameters, and Long-Term OutcomeChildren (Basel). 2020 Jul 1;7(7):70. doi: 10.3390/children7070070.Authors: Liliane Raess, Anna Darms, Andreas Meyer-Heim  Widefield […]

In the Spotlight

Standardizing a Psychological Test

Nicolas Langer of the Department of Psychology at UZH and colleagues are developing a web application for the automated interpretation of the Rey-Osterrieth complex figure, a widely used neuropsychological test. The tool might save a single […]


ZNZ Welcomes its New Members

The ZNZ is growing! We are proud to welcome three new group leaders. New Group Leaders Prof. Birgit KleimDepartment of Psychology, UZH and Psychiatric University Hospital (PUK) Which factors lead to the development of psychiatric […]


Highly Cited Researchers

Five ZNZ Group Leaders are on Clarivate Analytics’ list of the world’s most highly cited researchers. The ZNZ members on the list are: Sebastian Jessberger, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich Burkhard Becher, Institute of […]


ZNZ Symposium 2020

The Annual Symposium on 10 September, 10:00 – 15:00, will be entirely online this year. The shorter than usual program will try to maintain many features of the traditional live symposium.  The Volker-Henn lecture will […]


Medicine from Mushrooms

Psilocybin, the psychedelic drug isolated from mushrooms, had a bad reputation for a long time. Psychiatrist Franz Vollenweider investigates if this substance can be used therapeutically. In this video he talks about a paradigm shift […]

Research News

Modulation of Dream Content

Many people have vivid bodily experiences in their dreams, even though the body is not actually moving. We have now shown that stimulation of the sensorimotor cortex can modulate this experience, so it occurs less […]


PhD Retreat 2020 Online

The main goal of this annual event is to bring together doctoral students in neuroscience from various institutes and clinics to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration. Exactly this was difficult to accomplish this year due to Covid-19. […]

Research News

Brain & Body Integrity Dysphoria

Persons with Body Integrity Dysphoria (BID) feel disturbingly uncomfortable in their body and seek the amputation of a limb to feel complete. We found abnormalities in the brain architecture of these persons. Our neuroimaging data, […]