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 positions: Population imaging and holographic stimulation during perceptual decision making
The Research 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 […]
Brain connectivity and neurodegenerative diseases
The brain is a complex organ, and its well-being depends on the harmonic interactions with the rest of our body. Nearly all brain disorders manifest themselves in the dysfunction of communication between brain cells […]
2021Functional and Structural Properties of Highly Responsive Somatosensory Neurons in Mouse Barrel Cortex., Cereb Cortex 2021 May; (): .
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.
2019An arbitrary-spectrum spatial visual stimulator for vision research., Elife 2019 09; 8(): .
2019The very large electrode array for retinal stimulation (VLARS) – a concept study, J Neural Eng 2019 Sep;.
2018Spikeling: A low-cost hardware implementation of a spiking neuron for neuroscience teaching and outreach., PLoS Biol 2018 10; 16(10): e2006760.
2018Zebrafish Differentially Process Color across Visual Space to Match Natural Scenes., Curr Biol 2018 07; 28(13): 2018-2032.e5.
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.
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3D reconstruction of a somatosensory cortex neuron functionally imaged in-vivo and recorded and stained in-vitro.