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Welcome to the Department of Physiologie

Physiology is the science of the processes governing life. It describes the physical, biochemical and information processing functions of living systems at the level of the entire organism, the organs and the cells. The Department of Physiology provides under-graduate and post-graduate education for medical- and life-science students. It carries out research mainly in the field of heart- and neurophysiology. More>>

New Papers

W. Senn, J.P. Pfister. Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity, Learning Rules. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience 2014 (Springer)

W. Senn, J.P. Pfister. Reinforcement learning in cortical networks. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience 2014 (Springer)

F.B. Neubauer, A. Sederberg and J.N. MacLean. Local changes in neocortical circuit dynamics coincide with the spread of seizures to thalamus in a model of epilepsy. Front. Neural Circuits, 2014 DOI

E. Poláková, A. Illaste, E. Niggli, E.A. Sobie. Maximal acceleration of calcium release refractoriness by β-adrenergic stimulation requires dual activation of protein kinase A and CaMKII in mouse ventricular myocytes. J. Physiol., 2014 DOI

Bi-Weekly Calendar of Events

Neuroscience Labmeeting

Wednesday 17. Sep 2014

Today:  17. Sep 2014 9:15h, tea room

Anne Tscherter

Edge-orientation processing in first-order tactile neurons.

J Andrew Pruszynski & Roland S Johansson Nature Neuroscience, 31 August 2014


Cardiovascular Labmeeting

Wednesday 17. Sep 2014

Today:  17. Sep 2014 9:15h, Sitzungszimmer147a

Miguel Fernandez

Direct measurements of SR free Ca reveal the mechanism underlying the transient effects of RyR potentiation under physiological conditions. David J. Greensmith, Gina L.J. Galli, Andrew W. Trafford, and David A. Eisner. Cardiovascular Research (2014) 103, 554–563


Neuroscience Labmeeting

Wednesday 24. Sep 2014

Wednesday 24. Sep 2014 9:15h, tea room

Norbert Krebs

Neuroscience Labmeeting

Wednesday 1. Oct 2014

Wednesday 1. Oct 2014 9:15h, tea room

Martina Heidemann

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