Announcement/Press Release: ERC Starting Grant for CIN Member Markus Siegel
Cognitive processes such as perception, memory and decision-making result from large-scale interactions among distributed neuronal populations. Yet our understanding of these interactions is limited. Neuronal oscillations, i.e. rhythmic neuronal activities, are ubiquitous in the brain and can be measured non-invasively in humans using magneto- or electroencephalography (MEG/EEG). The goal of this project is to identify neuronal oscillations that reflect elementary circuit interactions underlying cognition. The project employs an interdisciplinary approach. Dr. Siegel combines the study of neuronal oscillations in humans during different cognitive tasks, with directly comparable animal experiments to investigate the detailed underlying neuronal circuit interactions. The project aims to provide fundamental new insights into the neuronal basis of cognition and may open a new window onto neuropsychiatric diseases.
- Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience