Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen

Miranka Wirth

Neuroscientist

Dr. Miranka Wirth is a cognitive and clinical neuroscientist and neuropsychologist. She currently works as a research group leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Dresden. Miranka Wirth studied Psychology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, later she worked as a scientist at the University of Bern, the University of California, Berkeley, the INSERM, Caen and at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, there she received a NeuroCure Female Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The mission of her research program is to understand and to enhance brain resilience to aging and Alzheimer’s disease using a multimodal approach. Dr. Wirth conducts study into the vulnerability of brain systems to aging and Alzheimer’s disease, protective lifestyle behaviors, and lifestyle-based intervention that promote healthy aging of the brain and cognitive functioning. She is considered an expert in the prevention of dementia. One of her key interest is to examine cultural activities, such as musical practice, dance and meditation, to regenerate brain functions in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.