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Philipp Kellmeyer

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Philipp Kellmeyer

Dr med Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, MPhil (Cantab)

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Phone: ++49-761-270-87570

Mail: philipp.kellmeyer at uniklinik-freiburg.de


Current projects & activities 

1. Brain-Computer Interfacing

- Clinical application of a wireless, intracranial device for EEG-based brain-computer interfacing in severely paralyzed patients

- Experimental design of cognitive BCI tasks


2. Neuroimaging & Cognitive Neuroscience

- Investigating the structural (MRI, DTI) and functional (fMRI,EEG, ECoG) properties of the neural language system

Spatial multi-scale analyses of fMRI data

3. Neuroethics


Ethical, legal and social aspects of current and future neurotechnology; neuroimaging; disorders of consciousness

Recent Talks & Poster Presentations:

4. Neurophilosophy of Action

- Collaboration with philosophers in the BrainLinks-BrainTools Cluster of Excellence on the neuroscientific and philosophical foundations of action


Professional activities

Member of the Advisory Board of the Neuroethics Network

Member of the Emerging Issues Advisory Task Force of the International Neuroethics Society

Science communication & outreach 



Language research

  • Prof. Dr. med. Dorothee Saur
Language and Aphasia Lab
Department of Neurology
University Medical Center Leipzig
Topics: Language networks, speech motor programming



  • Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil Nikola Biller-Andorno

Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine University of Zurich

  • PD Dr. phil. Oliver Müller
Department of Philosophy
BrainLinks BrainTools
University of Freiburg


Kellmeyer P. (2017, March 22). Ethical and legal implications of the methodological crisis in neuroimaging. Open Science Framework: https://osf.io/2gehg

Kellmeyer P. (2016, October 4th). A transcallosal fiber network between left and right homotopic inferior frontal regions for supporting complex linguistic processing. biorXiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/079244

Kellmeyer P. (2016, May 17th). Euclidean distance as a measure of ventral and dorsal white matter connectivity. biorXiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/053959


Kellmeyer P, Ziegler W, Peschke C, Juliane E, Schnell S, Baumgaertner A, Weiller C, Saur D. Fronto-parietal dorsal and ventral pathways in the context of different linguistic manipulations. Brain Lang. 2013 Nov;127(2):241-50. (link here)

Kümmerer D, Hartwigsen G, Kellmeyer P, Glauche V, Mader I, Klöppel S, Suchan J, Karnath HO, Weiller C, Saur D. Damage to ventral and dorsal language pathways in acute aphasia. Brain. 2013 Feb;136(Pt 2):619-29. (link here)

Vry MS, Saur D, Rijntjes M, Umarova R, Kellmeyer P, Schnell S, Glauche V, Hamzei F, Weiller C. Ventral and dorsal fiber systems for imagined and executed movement. Exp Brain Res. 2012 Jun;219(2):203-16. (link here)

Saur D, Schelter B, Schnell S, Kratochvil D, Küpper H, Kellmeyer P, Kümmerer D, Klöppel S, Glauche V, Lange R, Mader W, Feess D, Timmer J, Weiller C. Combining functional and anatomical connectivity reveals brain networks for auditory language comprehension. Neuroimage. 2010 Feb 15;49(4):3187-97. (link here)

Saur D, Kreher BW, Schnell S, Kümmerer D, Kellmeyer P, Vry MS, Umarova R, Musso M, Glauche V, Abel S, Huber W, Rijntjes M, Hennig J, Weiller C. Ventral and dorsal pathways for language. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Nov 18;105(46):18035-40. (link here)


Kellmeyer P, Cochrane T, Müller O, Mitchell C, Ball T, Fins JJ, Biller-Andorno N.The Effects of Closed-Loop Medical Devices on the Autonomy and Accountability of Persons and Systems. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2016 Oct; 25(4): pp. 623-33. (link here)

Seiler CM, Kellmeyer P, Kienle P, Büchler MW, Knaebel HP; INSECT Study Group. Assessment of the ethical review process for non-pharmacological multicentre studies in Germany on the basis of a randomised surgical trial. J Med Ethics. 2007 Feb;33(2):113-8.(link here)

Clinical Medicine

Hans FP, Hoeren CJ, Kellmeyer P, Hohloch L, Busch HJ, Bayer J. Possibly preventable cardiac arrest in a morbidly obese patient - a comment on the 2015 ERC guidelines. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 4;24(1):116.

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