The main function of the D.I.N.E. is to support projects of the Cluster of Excellence Languages of Emotion. On this basis, the D.I.N.E. hosts and integrates related neurocognitive research at the Freie Universität Berlin, promotes third-party funding acquisition and offers new research opportunities for scientists from various disciplines (e.g. humanities, imaging genetics, neuropharmacology, linguistics, neuroeconomics, etc.) and for public-private partnerships.
The D.I.N.E. is an institution that aims at transferring academic knowledge into the private sector. To do so, D.I.N.E. scientists closely collaborate with private partners from information technology, web 2.0 companies and the pharmaceutical industry. The common goal is the development and application of integrative multimethodal approaches and biomarker strategies to advance research on emotion, language and medical science.
D.I.N.E. is closely collaborating with Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, allowing the application of advanced imaging methods to the widest range of all major neuro-psychiatric patient populations.