Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Group 'Systemic Neurophysiology'

Auditory perception and memory in the neocortex

Our lab focuses on the function and plasticity of neuronal circuits. Specifically, we would like to know how sounds are represented in the auditory cortex and how these representations are transformed into long-term memory. This is fundamental in understanding the mind: memories of past experiences shape our personalities and influence our current perception.

Neurons in a cross section of the mouse auditory cortex expressing a green fluorescent protein following transduction with rAAV. Counterstain: DAPI (blue); NeuN (red)


Our laboratory is affiliated with the following programs and/or receives support from the following sources:

Forschungszentrum Translationale Neurowissenschaften

FTN Link

DFG CRC 1080 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homoeostasis

DFG CRC 1080 Link

EU H2020 Marie Curie European Training Network LISTEN

Listen Program Link

RBB Boehringer Ingelheim

DFG SFB 2041 Computational Connectomics

Link SFB 2041

Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz für Innovation


 Bernadette Maass

Room: 01.316

Phone: 06131 39-25944

Fax: 06131 39-26071

Postal Address

Group Systemic Neurophysiology

University Medical Center 

Johannes Gutenberg-University

Institute of Physiology

Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch Weg 19

55128 Mainz, Germany 


Please note: Our Group is currently not yet located at Duesbergweg 6.