Marco Hirnstein

BFS-project: Stimulation of the Brain (FLaSH)
Period: 2015-2020
Institute: Department of Biological and Medical Psychology
Faculty of Psychology


Dr. Marco Hirnstein is the leader of the “FLaSH” research group (ForskningsLab for Stimulering av Hjernen) and in charge of the brain stimulation facilities at the Department of Biological and Medical Psychology. He studied psychology at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany) before he began his PhD at the University of Durham (UK) in 2007. After he gained a grant from the German Research Foundation, he continued as an independent postdoctoral research fellow at Durham University. Since 2011 he has been working at the University of Bergen and was a guest researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in 2014.

Marco’s main interest are non-invasive brain stimulation methods like transcranial magnetic or direct current stimulation and how they can be used in research, for treating mental disorders, and neurosurgical planning.