How sensory information is processed and how it is modulated by other brain areas is a key question in systems neuroscience. The long-term goal of our research is to understand how neuronal networks in different parts of the brain interact during perception and how this interplay forms the basis of learning and decision-making. Using two and three-photon imaging, holography, multi electrode recordings, optogenetics, intracellular patch clamp recordings and psychophysics, we are investigating how cortical microcircuits interact to produce a behavioral output.
Post-doctoral and PhD positions: Population imaging and holographic stimulation during perceptual decision making
Perceptual discriminations are among the most important decision making processes. One of the most prominent questions in systems neuroscience is how the perception of a given stimulus is encoded in the brain and how […]
Postdoc position in neuroscience: Studying the role of specific nAChR subtypes in neuropsychiatric endophenotypes
We are looking for a postdoc candidate to study the role of specific nAChR subtypes in neuropsychiatric endophenotypes through touch-screen cognitive testing and cortical neural activity three-photon imaging during learning and decision making in […]
2020Pupillary dilations of mice performing a vibrotactile discrimination task reflect task engagement and response confidence., Front. Behav. Neurosci., 03 September 2020 ; https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00159.
2019Functional and structural properties of highly responsive somatosensory neurons in mouse barrel cortex, bioRxiv 789347; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/789347.
2019The very large electrode array for retinal stimulation (VLARS) – a concept study, J Neural Eng 2019 Sep;.
2017Deviant Processing in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex, Cereb. Cortex 2017 Jan;27(1):863-876.
2015Design and performance of an ultra-flexible two-photon microscope for in vivo research, Biomed Opt Express 2015 Nov;6(11):4228-37.
2015Sparse, reliable, and long-term stable representation of periodic whisker deflections in the mouse barrel cortex, Neuroimage 2015 Jul;115:52-63.
2014Tactile frequency discrimination is enhanced by circumventing neocortical adaptation, Nat. Neurosci. 2014 Nov;17(11):1567-73.
2013Rhythmic whisking area (RW) in rat primary motor cortex: an internal monitor of movement-related signals?, J. Neurosci. 2013 Aug;33(35):14193-204.
2012Reorganization of cortical population activity imaged throughout long-term sensory deprivation, Nat. Neurosci. 2012 Nov;15(11):1539-46.
2012Novel two-alternative forced choice paradigm for bilateral vibrotactile whisker frequency discrimination in head-fixed mice and rats, J. Neurophysiol. 2013 Jan;109(1):273-84.
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3D reconstruction of a somatosensory cortex neuron functionally imaged in-vivo and recorded and stained in-vitro.