How are the ~1011 neurons in the brain organized structurally and functionally to endow us with our remarkable information processing capabilities? What are the mechanisms balancing segregation and integration, excitation and inhibition? How does the brain achieve its highly efficient communication between different neural entities on different spatial scales?
These fundamental and exciting questions are at the very heart of my research in the field of Neuroscience. I use Magnetoencephalography (MEG) to study neural activity in the human brain. MEG non-invasively records neural activity at high temporal and good spatial resolution. A prominent feature of neural activity are regular signal variations at different frequencies - termed neural oscillations. These oscillations are likely relevant in gating the flow of information in the human brain. I am developing methods and performing MEG-studies to better understand the role of neural oscillations for information processing in the human brain.
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