Nicolas Langer, Prof. Dr.

Head of Discipline

Phone: +41 44 635 34 14

Room number: AND.4.56

Our group is focusing on human brain & behavioral plasticity and the development of new research methods.
Our main research areas are:
  • Development of neuroscientific research methods (eg. machine-learning, pattern-recognition)
  • Modeling of anatomical and functional networks in longitudinal data
  • Integration of different neuroscientific methods (multi-modal imaging)
  • The plasticity of working memory, decision-making, processing speed and intelligence
  • Early detection of specific learning disabilities (eg. dyslexia) and ADHD
  • Comorbidity of mental disorders in children and adolescents
  • Intervention and training studies

To explore these scientific questions, we use a variety of psychological and neuroscientific methods:
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI & fMRI)
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Oculomotor and pupillometry (eye-tracking)
  • Psychophysiology (ECG, EDA)
  • Acoustic voice recordings and voice analyzes
  • Tablet-based experiments
  • Laboratory / behavioral experiments

Scientific Career

Since 02/2016

Assistant Professor with "tenure track", University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)


Endeavor Scientist, Child Mind Institute, New York (USA)


Postdoctoral Researcher, City College of New York, New York (USA)


Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School, Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston (USA)


Doctoral Student (Neuropsychology), University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)


International PhD Program, Center for Neurosciences Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)


lic. phil. in Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)

Publications: Google Scholar