In lab we apply tools and concepts from Statistical Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Theory of Disordered Systems and Information Theory to the investigation of the central nervous system. My research focuses on two central scientific challenges:
1. The neural code: How is information about external sensory stimuli or planned motor commands represented, processed and transmitted downstream in the brain?
2. Theory of learning and plasticity in the brain: How the microscopic learning rules on the synaptic level give rise, and then control and stabilize computation in the brain?