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German US-American Collaboration in Computational Neuroscience

"Effects of weak applied currents on memory consolidation during sleep"

This collaborative project combines theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate the crucial empirical link between applied electric currents and oscillatory EEG activity associated with plastic changes in brain function. The ultimate goal is to explain how can weak electric currents, that appear insufficient to modulate excitability or plasticity in quiescent neurons, exert such a powerful effect on oscillations and learning. Guided by computational models, the crucial empirical link between applied electric currents and oscillatory EEG activity is to be probed. For this purpose lasting changes resulting from weak-current stimulation of in-vitro hippocampal und neocortical preparations that exhibit slow oscillatory activity and of human subjects during sleep are to be investigated.

 


The following scientists take part in this collaboration:

  • Lisa Marshall, Dep. Neuroendocrinology, University Lübeck
  • Thomas Martinetz, Insitute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University Lübeck
  • Jens C. Claussen, Insitute for Neuro- and Bioinformatics, University Lübeck
  • Lucas C. Parra, Biomedical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York (US Coordinator)
  • Marom Bikson, Biomedical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York

 

German Coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Lisa Marshall
Universität Lübeck
Dept. Neuroendocrinology, Bdg. 50.1    
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck

Phone.: +49 (0) 451 500 3644
Fax: +49 (0) 451 500 3640
e-mail: marshall@kfg.uni-luebeck.de

 

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