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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News & Press
April 14 2015
Tübinger Fenster für Forschung

The „Tübinger Fenster für Forschung“ (TÜFFF) on May 8th 2015 offers a glimpse of the top-level research performed in Tübingen - the CIN makes a showing with no less than eight booths.


April 13 2015
ACTION DIALOGUES | Public Lecture Series

The Public Lecture Series ACTION DIALOGUES brings together some of the leading figures of the major theoretical perspectives on action in Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience.

March 25 2015
"Dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen"

Scientists of the University of Tübingen decode mechanisms of associative learning in mice (press release in German).


March 21 2015
Do-It-Yourself Neuroscience

Scientists of the University of Tübingen work internationally to offer research and training opportunities in the life sciences in developing countries, using 3D printing and affordable materials.