Theoretical Biophysics of Neuronal Information Processing

Prof. J. Leo van Hemmen

Research Field

Our basic research goal is to understand the basic units of information processing in the brain. In order to explore the underlying universal principles we focus on sensory systems in the animal world. We search for systems that are on the one hand simple enough to allow a thorough understanding of the system, but on the other hand complex enough to show interesting behavior. In this way, we try to identify fundamental processes that underlying information processing in the brain. Experimental verifiability always plays an important role in our research and we prefer to work together with experimentalists to get an optimal understanding of the problems we are dealing with.


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Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Short-onset Tinnitus: Neuronal Model and Possible Treatment
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): J. Leo van Hemmen


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.