• Blick aus dem Atrium zum Dach des LIN-Gebäudes

    Welcome to LIN,

    We are united in our fascination for the brain. About 230 people work at LIN, including around 100 scientists from approx. 25 countries.

    We study the network, neuronal, and synaptic processes which control learning, memory, attention, and motivation in animals and humans, and how these processes can be affected by brain disorders.

    Our vision: Making brain processes understandable

  • FAM Conference

    26.05. - 28.05.2021

  • The LIN is reaffirming its unequivocal commitment to open-mindedness and tolerance.

    The inalienable and universal right to equality for all is anchored in our thinking and acting. We speak out against all forms of racism and discrimination. The LIN faculty, staff and administrators are  united in the pursuit to end racial, ethnic, or gender bias: no one is excluded or discriminated because of Color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability.

  • Surveys about living with Corona

    The Corona crisis is affecting our everyday life in an unprecedented way. In addition to the efforts of science to get the virus under control medically and epidemiologically as well as economically, first projects researching the effects on other areas of life have been launched. How does the crisis affect work and family life, mental health, consumption, eating and shopping habits, social cohesion or expectations towards politics and administration?

Blick auf das Gebäude vom Leibniz-Institut für Neurobiologie

Welcome to the LIN!

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) in Magdeburg is an internationally renowned centre for learning and memory research. Neurobiologists, medics, psychologists, biochemists, and physicists work in interdisciplinary groups to decode the brain mechanisms of learning and memory processes on all organisational levels – from molecular and cellular processes or neural networks to the analysis of complex patterns of human and animal behaviour. According to Leibniz’ maxim “Theoria cum Praxi” the LIN is committed to the fundamental research of functions in the healthy brain as well as to a causal understanding of its diseases.

The LIN is a member of the Leibniz Association and constitutes a main pillar of the neurosciences in Magdeburg with the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences.