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Computational Neuroscience in Freiburg

Computational Neuroscience

 

How does the brain process information and what are the mechanisms in the nervous system that enable its computational capacities? This is one of the key questions addressed by computational neuroscience. Also known as theoretical neuroscience, the discipline is characterised by its interdisciplinary approach: In Freiburg, there are physicists, mathematicians, biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, biologists as well as researchers with backgrounds in computer science and astrophysics who contribute to computational neuroscience research.  

At the core of this research are computational models: Researchers run simulations on high performance computers such as the Freiburg Nemo cluster to frame hypotheses. These hypotheses are later tested in biological and psychological experiments and vice versa. The specialty of computational neuroscience in Freiburg is the systematic study of brain dynamics – the concerted evolution of neuronal activity in brain networks over time. The central institution for computational neuroscience in Freiburg is the Bernstein Center Freiburg.

 

Principal Investigators

Ad Aertsen

Prof. em. Dr. Ad Aertsen

Neurobiology and Biophysics

ad.aertsen@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Marlene Bartos

Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos

marlene.bartos@physiologie.uni-freiburg.de

Johann Bollmann

PD Dr. Johann Bollmann

Systems Neuroscience

Ilka Diester

Prof. Dr. Ilka Diester

Optophysiology

ilka.diester@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Ulrich Egert

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Egert

Biomicrotechnology

ulrich.egert@imtek.uni-freiburg.de

Carsten Mehring

Prof. Dr. Carsten Mehring

Neurobiology and Neurotechnology

carsten.mehring@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Stefan Rotter

Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter

Computational Neuroscience

stefan.rotter@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Andrew Straw

Prof. Dr. Andrew Straw

Neural Circuits and Behavior

 

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