Institute of Biology II
Department for Zoology and Animal Physiology
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In this part of our research we want to study the effect of cholinergic modulation on time-coding neurons in the intact, hearing animal. In order to do this we want to elicit descending inputs onto the auditory brainstem acoustially (contralateral stimulation) and study the effects on various organizational levels in the anesthetized animal.

The recording techniques combine non-invasive mass potential recordings (auditory brainstem responses, electrocochleography) with invasive single unit / in-vivo whole-cell recordings in the AVCN.

People and Cooperations in this project

Dr. Thomas Künzel – data analysis, in-silico experiments

Charlene Gillet -- PhD student, in vitro experiments (physiology of cholinergic modulation of SBC)

Maike Schaper -- (2018) MSc thesis