Michael_BroschMichael Brosch

Head of the Special Lab Primate Neurobiology at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg

The special lab Primate Neurobiology performs research in close collaboration with other research units at the LIN and at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, which study humans with noninvasive brain imaging techniques. One line of research is part of a collaborative research center with local partners and partners at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg on the ‘The Active Auditory System’. Here we aim to unravel neuronal mechanisms in the auditory cortex that underlie the perceptual grouping of tone sequences. Another line of research is part of the collaborative research center on the ‘Neurobiology of motivated behavior’. Our research addresses the question how cognitive and motivational elements of auditory tasks are represented in the auditory cortex. In collaboration with the Special Lab Non-invasive Brain Imaging we study neuronal mechanisms in the auditory cortex that support the ability of humans and nonhuman primates to memorize auditory information for a short time. Together with the Department for Biometrics and Medical Informatics at the university we developed magnetic coils to improve imaging of the primate brain.

Keywords: audition – memory – electrophysiology – cognition – deep brain stimulation

Location: LIN

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