Oberlaender Group

Understanding how the brain is able to transform sensory input into behavior is one of the major challenges of systems neuroscience. While recording and imaging during sensory-motor tasks have identified neural substrates of sensation and action in various cortical areas, the crucial questions of 1) how these correlates are implemented within the underlying neural networks […]

Malkemper Group

We aim to understand how animals detect the Earth’s magnetic field and use it for orientation. In a top-down approach we study the neural circuits involved in the perception of magnetic fields from the processing centers in the brain all the way back to the primary receptor cells. Our model species is the African mole-rat Fukomys […]