Institute of Medical Psychology

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The Institute for 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. more

Since the early 1990’s, a summer school has been held almost every year in Europe. The tradition continues! This year, we are holding the school in Munich. Are you a student or a trainee in the field of chronobiology or in a related area? If yes, then you may be eligible to attend this program. 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