The MindBrainBody Institute (MBBI) is situated at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (a graduate school of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin established by the German Excellence Initiative in 2006) and is closely linked to the Department of Neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (NRO-CBS). The MBBI performs research in three areas related to mind-brain-body interactions, using behavioral and neurophysiological / neuroimaging methods – also in combination with virtual reality setups:

The somatosensory system

Mind-body-emotion interactions and stress (and their relation to vascular risk factors like hypertension)

Stroke (focussing on somatosensory symptoms and pain & emotional disturbance)

Research projects are performed in close partnership with other groups at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, at NRO-CBS, the German competence net stroke, the excellence cluster NeuroCure at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin), the Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB), and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience.