The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg

Announcement for the next
BCCN Seminar

Prof. Dr. Frank Rattay

Vienna University of Technology

Neuron modeling: External excitation of neural tissue with microelectrodes

Thursday, October 25th, 2007


Lecture Hall (ground floor)
BCCN building
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg

Neural responses to injected currents and to externally applied electric fields are quite different. However, most of the surprising phenomena can be explained with a rather simple biophysical model. The theory explains, e.g., how cathodic and anodic thresholds depend on electrode positions and which regions of a target neuron are sensitive for spike initiation.

The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!