Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Thorsten  Kahnt, PhD

Thorsten Kahnt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Comprehensive Neurology) and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Focus of Work


My lab focuses on neural and computational principles of human learning and decision making, with an emphasis on olfactory-guided behavior. Our research relates to clinical work in the Neurology Department by exploring the neural basis of learning and behavior which is disrupted in many neurological disorders such as addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Psychology (2011)



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