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Precision and Variability

Precision and Variability is also the leading theme of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.


This research receives funding from the German Israeli Foundation (GIF), the German Ministry of Education and Research through the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Berlin, and the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the Graduate School Sensory Processing in Neural Systems (GRK 1589).


Dr. Alexa Riehle (CNRS Marseille)

Prof. Dr Yifat Prut (Hebrew University Jerusalem)

Related Publications

  • Farkhooi F, Froese A, Müller E, Menzel R, Nawrot MP (2013) Cellular Adaptation Facilitates Sparse and Reliable Coding in Sensory Pathways. PLoS Computational Biology 9: e1003251; doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003251 [abstract] [PDF]
  • Berger D, Pazienti A, Flores FJ, Nawrot MP, Maldonado PE, Grün S (2012) Viewing strategy of Cebus monkeys during free exploration of natural images. Brain Research 1434: 34-46, Epub: Oct 12, 2011; doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2011.10.013 [Full Text] [PDF]
  • Fucke T, Suchanek D, Nawrot MP, Seamari Y, Heck D, Aertsen A, Boucsein C (2011) Stereotypical spatio-temporal activity patterns during slow-wave activity in the neocortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 106:3035-3044, Epub: Aug 17, 2011; doi:10.1152/jn.00811.2010 [abstract] [PDF]
  • Farkhooi F, Müller E, Nawrot MP (2011) Adaptation reduces variability of the neuronal population code. Physical Review E 83: 050905 [abstract] [PDF] [supplement]
  • Boucsein C*, Nawrot MP*, Schnepel P, Aertsen A (2011) Beyond the cortical column: abundance and physiology of horizontal connections imply a strong role for inputs from the surround. Frontiers in Neuroscience 5:32. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2011.00032 [Full Text] [PDF]
  • Nawrot MP (2010) Analysis and Interpretation of Interval and Count Variability in Neural Spike Trains. In: Analysis of Parallel Spike Trains, Grün S, Rotter S (Eds.), Springer, New York, August 2010 [abstract] [Preprint]
  • Nawrot MP, Schnepel P, Aertsen A and Boucsein C (2009) Precisely timed signal transmission in neocortical networks with reliable intermediate-range projections. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 3:1. doi:10.3389/neuro.04.001.2009 [Full Text] [PDF]
  • Farkhooi F, Strube M, Nawrot MP (2009) Serial correlation in neural spike trains: experimental evidence, stochastic modelling, and single neuron variability. Physical Review E 79: 021905 [PDF]
  • Nawrot MP, Boucsein C, Rodriguez-Molina V, Riehle A, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2008) Measurement of variability dynamics in cortical spike trains. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 169: 374-390 (doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2007.10.013) [PDF]
  • Nawrot MP, Boucsein C, Rodriguez-Molina V, Aertsen A, Grün S, Rotter S (2007) Serial interval statistics of spontaneous activity in cortical neurons in vivo and in vitro. Neurocomputing 70: 1717-1722 (doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2006.10.101) [PDF]
  • Boucsein C *, Nawrot MP *, Rotter S, Aertsen A, Heck D (2005) Controlling synaptic input patterns in vitro by dynamic photo stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology 94: 2948-2958 [PDF]
  • Nawrot MP, Aertsen A, Rotter S (2003) Elimination of response latency variability in neuronal spike trains. Biological Cybernetics 88: 321-334 [PDF]
  • Nawrot M, Aertsen A, Rotter S (1999) Single-trial estimation of neuronal firing rates - From single neuron spike trains to population activity. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 94: 81-92 [PDF]