In the Ausborn Lab, we study the neurophysiological mechanisms of how neural networks process and encode activity to generate appropriate behaviors. To this end we develop detailed, cutting edge models of invertebrate as well as vertebrate neurons and neuronal networks. By integrating a multitude of experimental findings, and often in close interaction with experimental collaborators, our work aims to discover mechanisms involved in sensorimotor integration, neural processing, rhythm generation and the selection and generation of diverse and flexible behaviors.
Major research areas include:
- Neural algorithms underlying diversity in visual feature integration
- Control strategies of descending command systems for the generation of context-specific locomotor behaviors
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We are currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NINDS) and the National Science Foundation (CRCNS, DARE). Prior funding includes the Edward Jekkal Muscular Dystrophy Association and the German Research Foundation (DfG).