- computational neuroscience and cellular biophysics
- neural basis of spatial navigation
- interaction of cell-intrinsic rhythms and large-scale oscillations
- optimality and adaptation of sensory systems
- olfactory learning
- acoustic communication, auditory processing and sexual selection
- collective properties of neural networks
In the past, I have also worked extensively in the fields of applied mathematics, statistical physics, game theory and theoretical immunology.
We use methods from the theory of dynamical systems and probability theory to analyze and model electrophysiological data (partly recorded in my own lab, partly by collaborators) and to compare them with theoretical predictions.
We are also developing novel techniques to integrate real-time data analysis methods into neurobiological experiments.
- From mechanical vibrations to spike trains: merging complementary approaches to auditory processing (Bernstein Cooperation with Martin Goepfert (Cologne) and Jan Benda (Munich))
- Remembrance of things (just) past (Bernstein Focus Project with Paul Szyszka and Giovanni Galizia (Konstanz) and Hiromu Tanimoto (MPI Munich))