Research Projects

Research projects in our group focus on mammalian as well as insect systems. We investigate neural computation in the entorhinal cortex, including biophysical single-cell properties that shape subthreshold resonance and membrane-potential oscillations as well as phase precession in grid cells. How evolutionary constraints – such as limited energetic resources, limited size, or variable temperatures – affect the design of neural systems is explored in the auditory periphery of grasshoppers and crickets. Current projects cover:

- subthreshold resonance,

- phase precession,

- auditory computation in the grasshopper,

- influence of ion channel cooperativity on neuronal dynamics,

- dendritic computation.