Verena Senn


Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society 
Deutschordenstr. 46
60528 Frankfurt am Main


Curriculum Vitae




Research statement:

While damages to the prefrontal cortex leave the general ability of mammals intact to learn something new, they fail to learn something new that requires to outmode another action (behavioral flexibility). I am interested in how the brain processes behavioral flexibility.


Senn V., Herry C., Ehrlich I.,  Müller C., Lüthi A.; Fear extinction induces cell-type specific neuronal plasticity in amygdala-prefrontal cortex pathways. Neuron, 81(2), 428-437 (2014).

Herry C., Ciocchi S., Senn V., Demmou L., Müller C., Lüthi A.; Switching on and off context-dependent fear memories by specific amygdala circuits. Nature 454, 600-606 (2008)