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RG Physiology of Neural Networks

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Head of the Research Group

PD Dr. Georg Köhr

Phone: +49 621 1703-6291

Fax: +49 621 1703-6255

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Laboratory Building, 4th Floor, Room 4.19

Description

We study experience-dependent brain plasticity and focus on neuromodulatory systems. These can release a variety of transmitters, depending on the behavioral state. Spatial orienting, for example, leads to release of acetylcholine, alerting leads to release of noradrenaline, and novelty detection or attentional processes lead to release of dopamine. We apply electrophysiology in vivo and ex vivo in brain slices to study the timing and context of neuromodulator action, which are critical for information processing and computation and can be altered in pathological conditions.



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