Network Neurophysiology

Group 34
Leader: Norbert Hájos

Our research group is most interested in the cellular and synaptic mechanisms underlying the neural network operation in the cortical areas.

The main goal of our research is to uncover the principles of information processing in cortical microcircuits at cellular and network levels.

To this end, we examine the features of the connections among neurons using neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, imaging techniques combined with optogenetics.

At present, we study the circuit organization of amygdala networks with a specific focus on its basal nucleus. In addition, we examine how brain structures including the prefrontal cortex and basal forebrain modify information processing in the basal nucleus of the amygdala at the synaptic and circuit levels. Our results may help to understand how amygdalar neural circuits promote establishing fear memories both in normal and pathological circumstances.

Excerpt from the Guidebook of the Institute 2015.

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Lab members:

Norbert HájosGroup Leader
Laura Rovira-EstebanSenior Research Fellow
Judit VeresSenior Research Fellow
Tibor AndrásiResearch Fellow
Cecília Pardo-BellverResearch Fellow
Bence BarabásPhD student
Zsuzsanna FeketePhD student
Dániel MagyarPhD student
Kinga MüllerPhD student
Gergő A. NagyPhD student
Petra Nagy-PálPhD student
Zsófia ReébPhD student
Erzsébet GregoriTechnician
Éva KrizsánTechnician