Our main focus is in the neurobiology of mechanosensory systems of mammals and arthropods, in particular of hearing organs and the neuronal processing of auditory information.
Experimental approaches include anatomical techniques (conventional histology, immunocytochemistry), electrophysiological recordings (extracellular and intracellular), biomechanical methods (acoustic measurements, laser interferometry) and behavioral studies.
Currently, we are pursuing the following projects:
- Auditory Physiology and Cognition -- B. Gaese
- Complex Sound Processing in the Gerbil Auditory System -- M. Kössl
- Time Computation in the Auditory Cortex of Bats -- M. Kössl and M. Vater
- Evolution of Auditory Systems in Mammals and Insects -- M. Kössl