Teams at the VU Amsterdam, Heidelberg University, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (Bonn) and Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology (Martinsried) achieve next step in understanding how sensory information is represented across different cell-types of primary somatosensory (barrel) cortex of behaving rats. Their findings were published in Communications Biology.
The group of Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen (INF) established a method to estimate excitation/inhibition balance using the theory of critical brain dynamics. By teaming up with the group of Hilgo Bruining (Amsterdam UMC), the method is validated for physiological stratification of autism spectrum disorder.
Arthur-Ervin Avramiea, Richard Hardstone and colleagues from the team of Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen (INF) publish in eLife that pre-stimulus phase and amplitude regulation of stimulus processing is maximized when neuronal networks operate in the critical state.