NeFF – Neuronal Coordination Research Focus Frankfurt


NeFF Mission

Understanding the human brain remains one of the greatest scientific challenges. Neural coordination, i.e. the spatio-temporal interaction of the activity of neuronal ensembles is thought to constitute a pivotal mechanism of all higher brain functions. Disordered neural coordination, on the other hand, is associated with frequent neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The Neuronal Coordination Research Focus Frankfurt (NeFF) pools the interdisciplinary expertises of five faculties of the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the newly founded Ernst-Strüngmann-Institute.

Neural coordination research is a highly attractive and future-oriented approach to improve diagnostics and treatments of frequent brain disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer disease or multiple sclerosis.