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Gerald Hüther

Board of Directors // Akademie für Potentialentfaltung

Gerald Hüther is one of the best-known brain researchers in Germany. In practice, he is involved in neurobiological prevention research within the framework of various initiatives and projects. He writes non-fiction books, gives lectures, organizes congresses, works as a consultant for politicians and entrepreneurs, and is a frequent discussion guest on radio and television. Thus he is a knowledge mediator and implementer in one person.

He studied and researched in Leipzig and Jena, then since 1979 at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen. He was a Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation and employed as Prof. of Neurobiology at the University of Göttingen from 2004 - 2016. 1994-2006 he headed a research department he established at the psychiatric hospital in Göttingen. 2006 - 2016 he was engaged in dissemination of findings in the field of Neurobiological Prevention Research. 2015 Founded the Academy for Potential Development and took over its management as a board member.

In his public relations work, he is concerned with the dissemination and implementation of findings from modern brain research. He sees himself as a "bridge builder" between scientific findings and social or individual life practice. The aim of his activities is to create more favorable conditions for the development of human potential.


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