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Prof. Dr. Carsten Mehring


Prof. Dr.
Carsten Mehring

Institute of Biology III

Group: Neurobiology and Neurotechnology

Phone: +49 (0)761 203 9570



Focus of research

  • Computational Neuroscience of learning, motor control and decision making
  • Neurotechnology
  • brain-machine interface


  • Since 2018 Member of the board of directors of the Bernstein Centre Freiburg, University of Freiburg
  • Since 2013 Full professor and head of Neurobiology and Neurotechnology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 20102013 Senior lecturer, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
  • 20032010 Junior research group leader, Animal Physiology and Neurobiology, Institute of Biology I, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 19992003 PhD in Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 19931998 Diploma in Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany)

Selected publications

  • Bashford L, Wu J, Sarma D, Collins K, Rao R, Ojemann J, Mehring C (2018) Concurrent control of a brain-computer interface and natural overt movements 2018 J Neural Eng, volume: 15, issue: 6
  • Mahmoodi A, Bahrami B, Mehring C. (2018) Reciprocity of social influence 2018 Nature Communications, volume: 9, issue: 2474
  • Kobak D, Mehring C. Adaptation paths to novel motor tasks are shaped by prior structure learning. 2012 J Neurosci, volume: 32, issue: 29, pages: 9898 - 9908
  • Braun DA, Aertsen A, Wolpert DM, Mehring C. Motor task variation induces structural learning. 2009 Curr Biol, volume: 19, issue: 4, pages: 352 - 357


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