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  • Laura Busse

    Laura Busse

    Neural circuits of visual perception
    Visual perception does not constitute a 1:1 representation of our environment, but heavily depends on context. Context can be provided by many sources, including other sensory stimuli, behavioral goals or past experiences.
    What are the neural circuits of the visual system mediating such contextual processing?
    What is the role of feedback? more

  • Boris Chagnaud

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    We are interested in the neuronal basis of singing in fishes
    - Neuronal basis of vocal patterning
    - Mechanisms of neuronal synchrony
    - Audio-vocal interactions
    - Evolution of vocal gestural coupling more

  • Barbara Fruth

    Bonobo

    We focus on the Behavioural Ecology of Bonobos (Pan paniscus) in the rainforests of the DR Congo.

    - What can they tell us about human evolution?
    - What is their role in this ecosystem?
    - What are their chances to survive under the current conditions? more

  • Benedikt Grothe

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    Auditory processing:
    two basic tasks:
    1. Sound localization and
    2. Sound recognition. more

  • Andreas Herz

    Grid cell

    We use a broad range of computational methods to address various neurobiological questions and develop simplified phenomenological models that are amenable to exact mathematical analysis and quantitative interpretation.

    Current foci:
    - neural basis of spatial navigation
    - interaction of cell-intrinsic and network dynamics more

  • Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug

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    Function and Mechanisms of activity-dependent Neuromodulation more

  • Lars Kunz

    Research group Lars Kunz

    - Metabolic cost of neuronal activity
    - Establishing optogenetic & viral tools in the Mongolian gerbil
    - The endocannabinoid system in development & modulation of neuronal function
    - Electrophysiological characterisation of astrocytes proliferating in acute brain injury
    - Function of ion channels & neurotransmitters in the mammalian gonads more

  • Christian Leibold

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    - Temporal processing in the auditory system
    - Theory and Modelling of the hippocampal formation
    - Data Analysis of Temporal Hippocampal Activity Patterns more

  • Anton Sirota

    Research group Anton Sirota

    Neural systems and circuits mechanisms of learning and memory consolidation in rodents
    - Oscillatory network dynamics in cortico-hippocampal circuits during learning and sleep
    - Hippocampal population coding for space and memory
    - Multichannel electrophysiology, optogenetic manipulation and imaging of the neural activity, quantitative analysis of rodent behavior, virtual reality more

  • Hans Straka

    Research Hans Straka

    Sensory-motor transformation underlying visuo-vestibular signal processing
    - Ontogenetic development of vestibular function
    - Role of intrinsic locomotor efference copy for gaze stabilization
    - Comparative aspects of vestibulo-motor organization in Xenopus and Axolotl
    - Ontogenetic plasticity of extraocular motor function
    - Vestibular origin of scoliotic deformations more

  • Thomas Wachtler

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    Neural mechanisms of processing, representation and perception in vision more

  • Lutz Wiegrebe

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    Neural basis of auditory object localization and recognition more

  • Mario Wullimann

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    - Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy
    - Functional Neuroanatomy of Teleost Fish
    - Comparative Developmental Neurobiology (Focus on Zebrafish) more

  • George Boyan

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    We are interested in the way the brain becomes wired up during development.

    Of the many model systems available, we have chosen to concentrate on insects, particularly the grasshopper and Drosophila. more