Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Understanding brain function by bridging multiple scales

Besserve, Michel; Logothetis Nikos K.
Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen
Information processing in mammalian brains requires exceptional coordination of neural activity ranging from local groups of cells to brain wide interactions. To bridge these scales and understand brain function at the system level, we investigate the relationship between action potentials, local field potentials, and blood oxygen level dependent activity in various structures. The development of simultaneous recordings methodologies and data analysis techniques enables us to characterize the brain states associated to memory functions.

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