Intrasurgical stimulation of the human cerebral cortex – from basic physiology to cognition


Under the supervision of Peter Vajkoczy the cortices of a large number of awake neurosurgical patients are surface stimulated in order to spare movement/speech relevant cortical tissues during surgical intervention. So far, the implications of such stimulation data for basic cortical physiology and cognitive neuroscience are barely evaluated. The current grant proposal brings together neurosurgeons (P. Vajkoczy/K. Faust), basic physiologists (Michael Brecht/Shimpei Ishiyama) and cognitive neuroscientists (John-Dylan Haynes) to investigate what cortical surface stimulation can tell us about cortical physiology and cognitive neuroscience.


Principal Investigators
Brecht, Michael Prof. Dr. (Details) (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

participating organizational facilities of the HU

Duration of Project
Start date: 11/2017
End date: 12/2018

Research Areas
Neurosciences

Research Areas
Neurowissenschaften

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