Dr. Marcel Oberländer

Group Leader
In Silico Brain Sciences
Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 228 9656 380
Email: marcel.oberlaender@mpinb.mpg.de

Research Focus

One key challenge in neuroscience is to elucidate mechanistic principles of how the brain integrates sensory information from its environment to generate behavior. At present, experimental methods to directly monitor sensory-evoked streams of excitation throughout the brain, at cellular and millisecond resolution are lacking. To overcome these limitations, the ‘Max Planck Research Group: In Silico Brain Sciences’ seeks to develop an alternative reverse engineering approach. The novel approach comprises reconstructing the detailed 3D structure of neural circuits, quantifying local and long-range synaptic connectivity and simulating sensory-evoked signal flow within the resultant anatomically realistic network models.
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