Institute for Neurobiology

The Intitute for Neurobiology is constituted by the three groups Animal Physiology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethology. The scientific focus is on system neurobiology. 


The institute is participating in the Werner-Reichardt-Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN, excellence cluster), and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Tübingen BCCN


The Master's Degree program in biology offers the possibility to earn a master's degree with specialization in Neuroscience. A PhD program is available at the Faculty of Science.
We also participate in the programs of bioinformatics, cognitive science and the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience.


Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Nieder (Chair Animal Physiology)


Vice director: Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Mallot (Chair Cognitive Neuroscience)


Admin.: Acad. Director Prof. Dr. Joachim Ostwald, Tel. +49-(0)7071-29-72622


Cognitive Neuroscience
(Prof. H. Mallot)


Spatial cognition

Visual cognition

Motion perception


Prof. H. Mallot

Dr. G. Hardiess

Dr. H. Bendele/ Dr. H.J. Dahmen

Animal Physiology
(Prof. A. Nieder)


Neural basis of cognitive control

Vocal communication

Behavioral control in rodents

Auditory physiology

Bioacoustic and Echolocation



Prof. A. Nieder

Dr. S. Hage

Prof. P. Pilz

Prof. J. Ostwald

Prof. H.-U. Schnitzler /

Dr. A. Denzinger

(Prof. J. Benda)


Electrocommunication in weakly

electric fish

Neurophysiology of sensory


Computational Neuroscience



Prof. Dr. Jan Benda

Dr. Jan Grewe



Systemic Neurobiology
(Jun.Prof. A. Arrenberg)


Ocularmotor system


Zebrafish circuits

Jun. Prof. Aristides Arrenberg