Neurophysiological basis of cognitive functions. I use experimental and theoretical approaches to study sensory processing and sensory motor integration in the mammalian cortex under natural conditions.
Emphasis is placed on the role of top-down signals, their relation to the fast dynamics, learning and plasticity in the neuronal network.
Insights obtained from this work are transferred to real-world applications.
Onat S, König P, Jancke D (2011a). Natural scene evoked population dynamics across cat primary visual cortex captured with voltage-sensitive dye imaging. Cereb Cortex 21:2542-2554.
Onat S, Nortmann N, Rekauzke S, König P, Jancke D (2011b). Independent encoding of grating motion across stationary feature maps in primary visual cortex visualized with voltage-sensitive dye imaging. Neuroimage 55:1763-1770.
Kayser C, König P (2004). Population coding of orientation in the visual cortex of alert cats--an information theoretic analysis. NeuroReport 15(18):2761–2764.
Kietzmann TC, Swisher JD, König P, Tong F (2012). Prevalence of Selectivity for Mirror-Symmetric Views of Faces in the Ventral and Dorsal Visual Pathways. J Neurosci 32(34): 11763–11772.
Einhäuser W, König P (2010). Getting real - sensory processing of natural stimuli. Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:389-95