PD Dr. Hubert Dinse, Theory of Cognitive Systems, Institute for Neural Computation

Hubert Dinse

Research Programme:

Currently, we are studying cortical plasticity and its implication for behavior and perception in animals and human subjects.

In detail, we address:

Brain training

  • Inducing brain changes and parallel changes of perception by tactile coactivation, a passive Hebbian stimulation protocol
  • Inducing brain changes and parallel changes of perception by rTMS
  • Control of plastic changes by timing
  • Exploration of use/disuse in selected subgroups of human subjects, i.e. impaired vs. advanced (see below)
  • Exploration of the potentials of coactivation

I. Aging

  • Baseline of human sensorimotor performance during aging
  • Training age-related decline in human subjects
  • Extent and treatability of age related cortical changes in aged rats

II. Adult visual cortex plasticity

  • Capacity and properties of adult visual cortex plasticity (see below)
  • rTMS induced changes of orientation discrimination