New publication from the lab by previous doctoral researcher Simon Renner

Very proud of this new publication from the lab, driven forward on the LMU side by previous doctoral researcher Simon Renner. Within the SPP2041 Computational Connectomics and in a tight experiment-theory collaboration with Tatjana Tchumatchenko‘s lab, we worked on inferring connectivity of V1 and the thalamic inputs exploiting the stabilized supralinear network.

Kraynyukova, N.*, Renner, S.*, Born, G., Bauer, Y., Spacek, M.A., Tushev, G., Busse, L.**, Tchumatchenko, T.** (2022). In vivo extracellular recordings of thalamic and cortical visual responses reveal V1 connectivity rules. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 119, e2207032119. [*shared first authors, **shared last authors]

Welcome to Verena Peterreins!

A warm welcome to Verena Peterreins who returns to the lab after a successful MSc thesis in Human Biology as a GSN doctoral researcher! Verena will use the next few months to dive deep into our project on “Natural stimuli for mice”. Welcome to the team!

New bioRxiv preprint

Very proud to share a new bioRxiv preprint, where we explore how efficient coding can improve predictions of neural responses to noise stimuli. This work resulted from a fantastic collaboration with Thomas Euler’s lab, as part of the SFB1233 on Robust Vision.

Qiu, Y., Klindt, D.A., Szatko, K.P., Gonschorek, D., Hoefling, L., Schubert, T., Busse, L., Bethge, M., and Euler, T. (2022). Efficient coding of natural scenes improves neural system identification. BioRxiv,

Welcome to Anna Kryshtal

A warm welcome to GSN student Anna Kryshtal who will spend the next few weeks in our group. In her lab rotation, she will contribute to our project on estimating connectivity from extracellular activity.

Welcome to two new doctoral researchers

We welcome Ann H Kotkat and Lukas Meyerolbersleben who joined our lab and the GSN for their doctoral studies. Both Ann and Lukas have done their MSc thesis with us – looking forward very much to continuing working together!

Cosyne 2022

Laura is very honoured and proud to serve as co-chair with Tim Vogels of the Programm Committee for Cosyne 2022 (17 – 20 March). See many of you in Lisbon, Portugal – hopefully in person!

Congratulations to Lukas Meyerolbersleben!

Congratulations to Lukas Meyerolbersleben for successfully defending his MSc thesis on narrow-band gamma oscillations in mouse primary visual cortex. Enjoy a few weeks time off, they are very well deserved. We are very much looking forward to continuing the work as part of your doctoral studies!