Singer Lab

Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer
Senior Research Group Leader

 M. Wicke 
  Tel: +49 (0)69 96769 218

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

Curriculum Vitae

All publications and citation metrics:
from ISI and MPI for Brain Research 

ESI Publications available for download

Research statement
Research focuses on the analysis of neuronal processes in the mammalian cerebral cortex that underlie higher cognitive functions and their deterioration in disease.

We pursue the hypothesis that information is contained in the precise temporal relations between the discharges of distributed neurons and in case of oscillatory activity in the phase relations between oscillating cell populations. To study neural dynamics with cellular resolution we perform multisite recordings from anaesthetized cats and awake monkeys trained to perform cognitive tasks. These approaches are complemented by measurements in healthy human subjects and psychiatric patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magneto-encephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).


Key publications
Melloni, L., Schwiedrzik, C.M., Mueller, N., Rodriguez, E., and Singer, W. (2011) Expectations change the signatures and timing of electrophysiological correlates of perceptual awareness. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31 (4), 1386-1396.

Uhlhaas, P.J., Roux, F., Singer, W., Haenschel, C., Sireteanu, R., and Rodriguez E. (2009) The development of neural synchrony reflects late maturation and restructuring of functional networks in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 106 (24), 9866-9871.

Nikolic, D., Haeusler, S., Singer, W., and Maass, W. (2009) Distributed fading memory for stimulus properties in the primary visual cortex. PLoS Biology. 7 (12), e1000260 (1-19).

Uhlhaas, P.J., and Singer, W. (2006) Neural synchrony in brain disorders: Relevance for cognitive dysfunctions and pathophysiology. Neuron. 52, 155-168.

Niessing, J., Ebisch, B., Schmidt, K.E., Niessing, M., Singer, W., and Galuske, R.A.W. (2005) Hemodynamic signals correlate tightly with synchronized gamma oscillations. Science. 309, 948-951.


Here you can hear a "Doppel-Kopf" interview I gave on hr2: "Am Tisch mit Wolf Singer, „Harmonisierer“" (25.06.2012, 12.05 pm)

Associated Researchers

Dr. William Barnes

Igor Dubinin

Dr. Ricardo Kienitz

Liane Klein

Dr. Andreea Lazar

Björn Mattes

Dr. Nina Merkel

Dr. Miriam Müller

Dr. Katharine Shapcott

Yiling Yang

People (External Link: MPI for Brain Research)