From sensory systems to cognition


How does a picture get into our head or music into our ears?

The research centre Neurosensory Sciences aims to answer these or similar questions. Neurobiologists, psychophysicists, physicians, psychologists and computer scientists collaborate in order to elucidate the processes, by which our brain produces an interior image of the surrounding world on the basis of messages obtained from our sensory organs.

These are processes in the sensory organs, which form first sensorial units from the flood of sensations, as well as processes that construct a perception in the brain from them. Emphasis is put on the investigation of interactions between different sensations. Corresponding to the interdisciplinary composition of the research centre, several up-to-date techniques covering molecular biology, image-forming techniques as well as algorithm development are employed.

Several research groups have been established in the field of neuronal sensors at the University of Oldenburg in the past years. The research centre Neurosensory Sciences regards itself as an umbrella organisation for these groups. It concentrates the interdisciplinary activities of the different research groups and, beyond that, plays an active part in advancing the collaboration with external institutions. An important task of the centre is the support to young scientists and the advanced training in the respective research fields.


Superresolution Workshop - gated STED

The RTG Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology and the Research Center Neurosensory Science invite to the

Superresolution - Leica Confocal Systems Solution
January 21st-23rd 2014