Project A2 (Jancke)

Stability and plasticity of activity and specificity maps in early visual cortex


Modulation of cortical states in combination with systematic “training” protocols trigger targeted changes in cortical organization. We investigate how such induced plastic changes are established and stabilized in the context of behaviour. To capture intra- and cross-areal interactions across large populations of neurons with high resolution across space and time we use optical imaging in transgenic mouse models. Altogether our studies aim at practical implications for perceptual learning and rehabilitation in traumatic or neurodegenerative impairments of the brain.

Principal Investigator

Project A2

PD Dr. Dirk Jancke

Optical Imaging Lab
Institut für Neuroinformatik

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
NB 2 / 27
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Phone: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 27845

Fax: +49 - (0)234 - 32 - 14278