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Sarah Genon

Dr. Sarah Genon

Leader of the working group "Cognitive NeuroInformatics"

Research topics:

  • Brain organization
  • Hippocampus
  • Interindividual variability
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Methodological topics:

  • Brain parcellation
  • Connectivity-based prediction
  • Brain structure-phenotype covariance

I am interested in understanding the principles of brain organization and how these relate to behavioural functions in humans. In that context, I am particularly interested in the hippocampus. As a core region from a phylogeny perspective, it may hold keys to understand brain organization principles. Furthermore, the hippocampus’ structure and function being altered in several common neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia, major depression and epilepsy, the study of the hippocampus can contribute to understand pathophysiological processes and behavioral phenotype of several diseases. My work also generally addresses approaches and methods to relate neuroimaging data to behavioral data in humans.

Additionally, I am concerned by ethics in neuroscience. This includes questioning general practices in neuroimaging analyses, but also diversity/inclusion, communications and dissemination and their impact on society.


Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-7)
52425 Jülich


Phone: +49 2461 61-1736
Fax: +49 2461 61-1880