Poulet Lab

Poulet Lab

Neural Circuits and Behaviour


Our aim is to understand synaptic and circuit mechanisms of sensory processing and perception.

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 NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence and located at the Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ), Campus Charité Mitte, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin.




Dr. James Poulet
Dr. James Poulet
Group Leader
Phone: (030) 450 639 795
Janin Bergmann
Phone: (030) 450 539 818
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin

NWFZ - Charité - Campus Mitte
Charitéplatz 1
(Hufelandweg 14)
10117 Berlin

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