• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder

Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology, University Hamburg

Hector Fellow since 2017

Brigitte Röder is Professor for Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Hamburg. She's co-opted in medicine.

As a psychologist and neuroscientist, she investigates how humans integrate inputs of different sensory systems and how infants and children acquire these multisensory processes. She researches age-dependent neuroplasticity, the dependence of human brain development on experience and learning. Sensitive phases in human development are investigated in people who regain sight after congenital blindness. Her team is also working on topics such as neuronal adaptation for deafness and ways to promote neuronal plasticity and learning.

Brigitte Röder is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg. She was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). Birgitte Röder is a member of the DFG Senate since 2019.

Research fields

Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Neuroplasticity and learning
  • Perception and multisensory processing