Neurotechnology in Mental Health
Disorders of mental health are amongst the most pressing medical problem that our society faces. Phenomena such as cognitive deficits, depression or chronic pain are caused by disorders of the nervous system, but the mechanisms remain unclear. The TUM Innovation Network for Neurotechnology in Mental Health (NEUROTECH) develops new approaches and technologies to improve the precision of clinical diagnoses and the success of treatments for mental dysfunction.
The team uses electrophysiological methods to record and modulate brain activity at an extraordinary level of detail and combines them with cutting-edge tools from data science. The aim is not only to better understand and differentiate mental disorders, but also to create new, individualized treatment strategies for patients. The researchers are following strict ethical guidelines in all steps of their work and also investigate the ethical implications of disruptive technological innovations in mental health for the individual and entire societies.
Our research team
- Prof. Dr. Simon Jacob (Translational Neurotechnology) – Coordinator
- Prof. Dr. Alena Buyx (Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies)
- PD Dr. Jens Gempt (Department of Neurosurgery)
- Prof. Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva (Computational Neurosciences)
- Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller (Science & Technology Policy)
- Prof. Dr. Markus Ploner (Human Pain Research)
- Prof. Dr. Josef Priller (Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)
- Prof. Dr. Daniel Rückert (Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine)
- Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolfrum (Neuroelectronics)