Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience

Fries Lab
Neuronal synchronization's mechanisms, its consequences and its cognitive functions.
Singer Lab
Neuronal processes underlying higher cognitive functions and their deterioration in disease
Cuntz Lab
What are the fundamental principles of wiring in the brain?
Vinck Lab
Neural coding: How does the brain use prediction and timing to encode information?


… to the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society. The ESI is an independent research institute financed by the Ernst Strüngmann Foundation which was created by Drs. Andreas and Thomas Strüngmann and named after their father Dr. Ernst Strüngmann. The ESI is under the scientific governance of the Max Planck Society with the mission to perform excellent fundamental brain research. ESI research focuses on understanding how the many parts of the brain work together to bring about our behaviour.


Exploring how the brain predicts the future
Our brain uses past experience to infer what is to be expected for the immediate future. Now, ESI scientist Martin Vinck has been awarded with an ERC starting grant to research how this is implemented by brain cells. more

Look again: Brain rhythms show what humans see.
Do rhythms in the brain serve a function or not? This question has been much debated by scientists. Now, a new study co-authored by ESI scientists shows how gamma-band oscillations in the visual system reflect what humans see. more

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