Our research

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is part of the research focus Neuroscience and is closely linked to basic and translational neuroscience labs at the Göttingen Campus. We collaborate with clinics and institutes at the University Medical Center (UMG) and the Georg-August University, the German Primate Center and the Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition, the Max Planck Institutes, and are embedded in a number of national and international consortia. The research of our interdisciplinary labs covers different aspects of child and adolescent development, psychiatric disorders, and developmental neuroscience. Our expertise lies primarily in the following areas:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Infant and early childhood development
  • Functional brain development
  • Development of language and social interaction
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Intervention research

Latest Research News

Jul 2022 | New Publication in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

We demonstrate in this paper, how machine learning can be used to improve the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the context of differential and co-occuring diagnoses. We developped an App to showcase the results, demonstrate potential translation into clinical practice and to further validate the approach.

Jun 2022 | New Project in the DFG Priority Program ViCom

ViCom investigates the special features and linguistic significance of visual communication from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Our project deals with multimodal aspects of visual communication and how to measure and classify these using machine learning methods. We will investigate typical behavior in children, and atypical behavior in disorders of social interaction.

May 2022 | New research projects funded

Two research projects on the early detection of developmental disabilities have been awarded to the Marschik-Lab. The BMBF and the Fondation Paralysie Cerebrale will fund two multi center studies. Our team will be involved in pattern-recognition work-packages to analyse early motor functions in infants at elevated likelihood for developmental disabilities.

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You are very welcome to contact us for questions about our research, if you would like to participate in one of our studies or work in one of our labs (e.g. Bachelor-, Master- or PhD projects).

Head of Research

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter B. Marschik

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter B. Marschik


Research and Study Coordination

Dr. Sigrun Lang

Dr. Sigrun Lang


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