Institute of Medical Psychology

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The Institute of Medical Psychology (the IMP) is one of the pre-clinical departments at the LMU Medical School. In our teaching, we are responsible for introducing first and second year medical students to topics ranging from logical thinking to psychophysics to communication. We participate in the Longitudinal Course (L Kurs) that runs through the entire Medical training program, emphasising the tremendous role of so-called soft-skills in practicing medicine.

In our research, we span topics in Medical Psychology, including placebo and sleep, but our department-wide focus is Chronobiology or the daily biological clock. Although daily timing in humans is our ultimate interest, our work spans from molecular to behavior.

Weekly, seasonal, and chronotype-dependent variation of dim-light melatonin onset more

Leben im Takt - Maria Robles in den LMU Einsichten1/2021 more

Our free open course “Circadian clocks: how rhythms structure life” is online now. We hope that you will enjoy studying rhythms as much as we enjoy investigating them. Please enrol here. more