Systems Neurophysiology

Research Group

The overarching goal of our work is to understand the operating principles of the neocortex, a unique brain structure which mainly evolved in mammals. There is clear evidence that neocortex, in the broadest sense, endows the subject with cognitive capabilities. The big mystery is, how the vast diversity of neocortex-dependent behaviors are generated by a structure that shows nearly identical neural architecture across species (mouse, rat, monkey, human) and functional systems (sensory, motor, cognition): Neocortex is a quasi-two dimensional sheet of neural tissue, which is composed of repetitive neuronal elements and network connections. Even an expert can hardly decide on the basis of a microscopic image of neocortex, whether it was prepared from a mouse, rat, monkey or human. Read more...

 

 

 

Group Leader

  Cornelius Schwarz

  Systems Neurophysiology
  Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
  O. Müller Str. 25
  72076 Tübingen
  Germany

  +49 (0)7071 29-80462
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December 3 2015
Save the Date - CIN Dialogues 2015

The CIN Dialogues discussion series enters its next round. Hear K. Beyreuther, J. Brandstädter, and T. Rentsch on "Aging & Old Age" at the Audimax on Decemberg 3rd, 2015, 19:00h. Chair: W. Backes.


July 15 2015
CfA: Tübingen International Summer School 2015

Call for Applications: "Matters of Taste. The Neuroscience and Philosophy of Taste"
Tübingen International Summer School 2015 at Cloister Heiligkreuztal, September 20th - 23rd.

Deadline: July 15th!

May 18 2015
A New Window Into the Brain

Tübingen neuroscientists lay important groundwork for non-invasive brain imaging.


April 17 2015
Teaching the Brain the Meaning of Fear

Tübingen neuroscientists study mechanisms of fear learning and extinction in the brain.