Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - LARKUM LAB

Prof. Matthew Larkum, Ph.D.

Our group focuses on the processing of feedforward and feedback information in the cortex, in particular the contribution of active dendritic properties to the computational power of neocortical pyramidal neurons.


Recent topics include:

  • Cellular basis for interhemispheric inhibition in the cerebral cortex
  • Effect of fetal alcohol syndrome on dendritic processing
  • Dendritic spikes in the tuft and basal dendrites of neocortical pyramidal neurons
  • Inhibitory control of cortical microcircuits
  • Affects of common anesthetics on single-cell computation in the cortex
  • Development of state-of-the-art optical approaches for studying cortical dendritic activity