Prof. Dr. Erich Schrger (50), psychology, professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Leipzig
Humans are mentally adaptable thanks to their ability to interpret the world about them, make implicit and explicit predictions about the future, and thus evaluate the consequences of their own actions. Erich Schrger aims to expand and merge two traditionally separate fields of research in cognitive and biological psychology. He is particularly interested in automatic modelling and the systematic acquisition of auditory rules as well as the suppression of the brain's responses to autogenous auditory stimuli. By taking a primarily experimental approach, Schrger hopes to prove that the prediction and verification of what was predicted play a key role in both of these areas and that they are based on similar cognitive processes.
Dr. Roland Schle (51), molecular medicine, Head of Clinical Research at Freiburg University Hospital
Prostate cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer amongst men in the western hemisphere, is the focal point of Roland Schle's research. At present there is neither an appropriate form of clinical management, nor of long-term therapy for patients with androgen-independent prostate carcinomas. Schle therefore plans to use his Reinhart Koselleck Project funding to characterise the molecular mechanisms of this condition and derive inn
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