Neuromorphic Computing & Robotics

back to Research Neuromorphic Computing & Robotics Neuromorphic computing is an interdisciplinary approach that provides an energy efficient alternative to traditional computer architectures. Inspired by various fields such as biology, physics and computer science its goal is to mimic a neuron-based brain architecture in electronic circuits. In our lab we utilize this technology to implement […]

Sensory Processing & Energy Homeostasis

back to Research Sensory Processing & Energy Homeostasis Olfaction is a major research topic in sensory neuroscience. We study the neural computation underlying olfactory processing and multisensory integration in the insect brain combining experimental and computational modeling approaches. In biologically realistic neural network models we achieve the transformation from peripheral dense coding to efficient and […]

Motor Control in Health & Disease

back to Research Motor Control in Health & Disease During voluntary movements, motor commands and sensory feedback operate in an orchestrated manner to enable the appropriate motor action. A lack of proprioceptive feedback leads to a poorly coordinated action, indicating the functional significance of sensory feedback. The motor cortex (MC) uses sensory information for the […]

Plasticity, Learning & Memory

back to Research Plasticity, Learning & Memory Insects are well-suited model organisms to study fundamental principles of neural plasticity that underlie memory formation, decision making and behavioral control. We contribute to this research field by investigating different forms of learning mainly in the olfactory pathway with a specific interest in inter-individual differences. To this end, […]

CTNF 210708 Rubin

Thursday 14 October 2021, 17:00 Jonathan Rubin Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh Title of the Talk: Network dynamics in the basal ganglia and possible implications for Parkinson’s diseaseAbstract: The basal ganglia are a collection of brain areas that are connected by a variety of synaptic pathways and are a site of significant reward-related dopamine […]