Institute Institute Physiologie und… Neuro- und… Martin Both

PD Dr. Martin Both


How do morphological differences between individual neurons affect information processing in neuronal networks?

How do the neuronal networks switch between different modes (e.g. information storage vs. retrieval)?

How do different network states affect plastic processes and information processing in single neurons?

To answer these and some other questions, we focus on the rodent hippocampus as a model system. This cortical region is centrally involved in declarative memory processes and shows pronounced and distinct patterns of network activity (e.g. gamma oscillations, sharp wave-ripples): Additionally, hippocampal place cells exhibit a clear correlate of the 'internalization' or neuronal representation of the external world (spatial relationships).



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