Astonishingly, brains enable us to think about how brains generate thoughts. Thought processes among many other brain functions require flexible and dynamic processing of information. The broad aim of my research is to investigate how brains compute with a focus on how neuronal circuits achieve their flexible function and coordinate processing among different sub-networks.

We work in the interface between mathematics, physics, computer science, and neurobiology to build theoretical, mechanistic as well as conceptual understanding of flexible brain function. We collaborate closely with experimentalists on a broader range of model systems, data sets, and experimental paradigms to investigate structure, dynamics, modulation, and function of single neurons, neuronal circuits, large-scale neuronal networks, and whole brains.