CBBM Lecture "Neuroimaging in patients with brain lesions"

by Prof. Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld,

Leibnitz Institute for Neurobiology,



Neuroimaging in patients with brain lesions is challenging and requites different approaches compared to those employed in healthy subjects. The heterogeneity of the lesions limits the possibility to perform group analyses and therefore the experimental setups need to be designed to work at single subject level. In my presentation I will show work in patients with lesions in the occipital cortex affecting vision with a special focus on the processing of visual motion. A second topic will deal with patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. I will present work in which we investigated motor and cognitive functions and found that several subcortical structures including the hippocampus are affected by the disease.


Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld studied medicine at Université de Lille II and University of Magdeburg and received his MD in 2000. He completed his neurology training and habilitation in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at University of Magdeburg. After his postdoctoral training at the Center for Neuroscience, University of California, the Department of Neuroscience, University of California at San Diego and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, he established the research group “Motion processing and object-based attention” at University of Magdeburg. In 2007 he was appointed W2 Professor for Experimental Neurology and Functional Neuroimaging at University of Magdeburg. Since 2009 he has been Deputy Director of the Department of Behavioral Neurology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg.  His laboratory focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying perception and evaluation of visual information in healthy subjects and in patients with lesions that lead to learning disturbances. 

This lecture will take place on November 17, 2015 from 17:15 to 18:30 hours in lecture hall H1, Turmgebäude.

Host: Prof. Thomas Münte
Department of Neurology
University of Lübeck