Bergen fMRI Group

Research Group Leaders

Professor Karsten Specht

Phone:  +47 55 58 62 79

Associate professor Renate Grüner


Bergen fMRI Group

Department of Biological and Medical Psychology
Jonas Liesvei 91
N-5009 Bergen, Norway

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The Bergen fMRI Group is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital with interests in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

The research is focused on brain activation studies related to a broad spectre of cognitive functions, including laterality, speech and language, working memory, attention, cognitive control and emotions, depression and aging. The group is also involved in research related to morphometry, perfusion/diffusion imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, spectroscopy, EEG and neuroinformatics, using a range of statistical tools and software. A particular focus for the fMRI Group is on the study of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia, and dichotic listening studies of cognitive control

Bergen fMRI Group is the recipient of an European Research Council Advanced Grant (ERCAdG) through professor Kenneth Hugdahl in 2010 and 2016.

MCF (Mood and Cognitive Function Group), BeRG-AP (Bergen Group on Auditory Perception) and FLASH group (Research Lab for Stimulation of the Brain) are subgroups under the Bergen fMRI group


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