We are especially interested in how the nervous system integrates different streams of sensory input to generate a unified percept. We therefore investigate a highly integrative sensory pathway, the mouse forepaw thermo-tactile system, in a highly integrative brain region, the neocortex, by combining electrophysiological and optical techniques in mice solving sensory tasks.
A mechanistic understanding of sensory processing requires knowledge about the connectivity between the neuronal classes forming the circuit. We therefore also examine monosynaptic transmission between genetically identified cortical neurons in active, intact networks.
Our lab is a member of the Max Delbrück Center and the and located at the , Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin.