PD Dr. Bernhard Gaese
|Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaft
Neurobiologie und Biosensorik
60438 Frankfurt am Main
We are interested in the neural basis of auditory perception with an emphasis on the importance of cognitive modulation and behavioral context. Hearing is an active process where bottom-up processing of auditory information interacts with top-down influences that enhance some aspects while diminishing others depending on earlier experience and behavioral context. We investigate this as a model to study the link between sensation, perception, and decision making in animals (rat, gerbil) and humans. Some of the main research topics are:
- Animal training
Steube, N., Nowotny, M., Pilz, P.K. and Gaese, B.H. (2016). Dependence of the Startle Response on Temporal and Spectral Characteristics of Acoustic Modulatory Influences in Rats and Gerbils. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 10:133.