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
- The efferent Auditory System -- M. Kössl
- Bioacustics and active hearing -- M. Kössl
- Neurobiology of eccolocation -- J. Hechavarria and M. Kössl
- Time Computation in the auditory system -- J. Hechavarria and M. Kössl
- Evolution of Auditory Systems in Mammals and Insects -- M. Kössl and M. Nowotny
- Animalmodels for Tinnitus -- M. Nowotny and B. Gaese
- Biomechanics and mechanosensory transduction -- M. Nowotny