Function of cortical circuits


The working group cooperates within the framework of the research alliance 



Forschungszentrum Jülich

The research group is integrated in the Helmholtz Alliance in Systems Biology, in the research group "Barrel Cortex Function" (BaCoFun) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) as well as in the

Internationalen Graduiertenkolleg (IRTG 2150)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Feldmeyer.

Kontakt am Forschungszentrum Jülich

Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich
Tel.: +49 2461 61 5226
Fax: +49 2461 61 1778

Research Topics

The research group focuses on structural and functional aspects of synaptic transmission and its modulation at the level of neuronal networks, single neurons and synapses of the neocortex during development and in the adult state. The rodent somatosensory cortex, in particular the barrel field, serves as a model system here. Brain slices are used to study in detail individual neuronal circuits in a cortical column. The long-term goal is to elucidate and model the structural and functional organization of neurons and their synaptic connections in a cortical column in their entirety.

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Last Modified: 15.11.2022