Schneider Gorup

We investigate extracellular vesicles (EVs) in neurodegenerative diseases. We are especially interested in EV mediated release of toxic, aggregated proteins, such as a-Synuclein, the determinants of their sorting into EVs and the contribution of their release to toxicity and propagation of disease pathology throughout the brain. We also explore physiological functions of EVs in the […]

Schmucker Group

The nervous system, like the immune system, needs to generate extraordinary diversity and specificity in molecular recognition. It has been estimated that some 1012 neurons are interconnected by up to 1015 synapses in the human brain. Surprisingly, the human genome contains fewer than 30,000 genes. How is the relative small amount of genetic information utilized to specify […]

Mormann Group

Cognitive Neurophysiology We are interested in the neurobiology of perception and memory. We explore neuronal behavior in the medial temporal lobe to understand how things and events we perceive and experience transformed into memory traces. Clinical Neurophysiology We investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to the occurrence of epileptic seizures. Our particular focus is on […]

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 […]

Koseska Group

We focus on developing a generic theory of computations and learning on the level of biochemical networks in single cells and single-cell organisms. We investigate how single cells employ working memory to integrate multiple time-varying signals as a means to generate stable identity, while simultaneously balancing plasticity in cellular responses. Formalizing these principles through computations […]

Kerr Group

The overall research aim of the Department of Behavior and Brain Organization (BBO) is to quantify how mammals use vision to make decisions and the underlying computations that the neuronal circuitry performs during natural behaviors. To gain access to the full repertoire of an animal’s behavioral strategies, self-determined sensory input, as well as the underlying neural activity, […]

Bach Group

Our mission is to unpack the parallel computing structure of the human mind, how this software architecture is implemented in the brain, and where it fails in mental illness. We bring the mind to its computational limits by putting it in its natural environment, where it needs to cope with survival threats. This requires rapid […]

Grunwald Kadow Group

We combine neuroscience and physiology to understand how brains and bodies communicate on the cellular and molecular level to enable organisms to thrive in their respective environments. Empfindungen und Entscheidungen basieren auf sensorischen EPerceptions and decisions depend on sensory impressions, but also on past experiences and the present internal state of an animal. Behavior is […]

Gründemann Group

Reliable integration of an ever-changing multitude of sensory inputs from the environment is the basis for learning and memory and shapes our behaviours. Our research aims to understand how sensory inputs are represented and computed to elucidate key principals of multisensory integration. To address this question, we combine state of the art circuit neuroscience tools […]

Gall Group

The Computer Vision Group, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gall, has long-standing research expertise in computer vision. The group focuses on analyzing human behavior from video data, which includes human pose estimation and tracking, action recognition and temporal action segmentation, anticipation of human behavior, and weakly and unsupervised learning. For example, the group […]