Our group focuses on the mechanisms of cortical “wiring” during early development by analyzing the role of electrical activity for brain maturation. Following projects are currently investigated:
Sieben K, Röder B, Hanganu-Opatz IL (2013). Oscillatory entrainment of primary somatosensory cortex encodes visual control of tactile processing. J Neurosci 33: 5736-49.
Janiesch PC, Krüger HS, Pöschel B, Hanganu-Opatz IL (2011). Cholinergic control in developing prefrontal-hippocampal networks. J Neurosci 31: 17955-70.
Brockmann MD, Pöschel B, Cichon N, Hanganu-Opatz IL (2011). Coupled oscillations mediate directed interactions between prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of the neonatal rat. Neuron 71: 332-47.
Yang JW, Hanganu-Opatz IL, Sun JJ, Luhmann HJ (2009). Three patterns of oscillatory activity differentially synchronize developing neocortical networks in vivo. J Neurosci 29: 9011-25.
Dupont* E, Hanganu* IL, Kilb W, Hirsch S, Luhmann HJ (2006). Rapid developmental switch in the mechanisms driving early cortical columnar networks. Nature 439: 79-83.