Our lab tries to uncover neuronal processes underlying visual perception and learning.

We further address the question how neuromodulations (induced by external brain stimulation, e.g., TMS or by release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin) influence the brain’s function. Along these lines we investigate how spatiotemporal patterns of activity reflect short-term plastic changes and how working memory traces influence expectation and decision processes. In combination with optogenetics our used wide-field imaging methods record activity of neuronal populations across several cortical areas simultaneously, thus, providing access to the complex dynamics observed across the brain’s network.

PD Dr. Dirk Jancke

Institut für Neuroinformatik NB2/27
Ruhr University Bochum
44780 Bochum

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