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Anna-Maria Jürgensen

PhD Student

Room 2.315
Email: a.juergensen@uni-koeln.de
Phone: +49-221-470-4152
Fax:      +49-221-470-4889

My keen interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying associative learning has brought me to the lab. I use computer simulations of spiking network models of the Drosophila olfactory system to study learning through synaptic plasticity. Through collaborations with experimental partner labs I focus on implementing the brain areas of interest with a high level of anatomical and functional accuracy to discover ‘how the brain actually does it’. Aside from the mechanisms of plasticity and prediction error coding I also focus on sparseness of higher-level sensory representations because they are crucial to efficient odor discrimination and learning.