Dipl. Phys. Tara Dezhdar

Tara Web

AG Neuroinformatik

Institut für Biologie

Freie Universität Berlin

PhD Candidate

Research interests

The focus of my research lies on encoding and unmixing of noxious stimuli, which are detected and relayed through poly-modal afferent neurons. I approach this question by analyzing spike trains from nociceptor fibers in response to heat and mechanical stimulation. In addition, I ask how cortical neurons can decode the difference between two qualitatively different stimulus conditions, given that the same polymodal fibers respond. The modeling part of my research includes a biological relevant generalization of a static process.