Welcome to the DonnerLab

The lab is based at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
The lab is affiliated with the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center
and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.

New paper out in J Neuroscience: Amplification and Suppression of Distinct Brain-wide Activity Patterns by Catecholamines

By Ruud van den Brink & Tobias Donner. A class of neurotransmitters known as catecholamines (norepinephrine and dopamine) play an important modulatory role in brain function. These catecholamines are synthesised by neurons clustered in small nuclei of the brainstem, which

New paper out in J Neuroscience: Surprise About Sensory Event Timing Drives Cortical Transients in the Beta Frequency Band

By Thomas Meindertsma & Tobias Donner. The brain continuously tracks the statistical structure of the environment to anticipate behaviorally relevant events. Deviations from such predictions cause surprise, a violation of the agent’s expectation about an event, which might be indicative

The Baylor-UKE connection: the visit of Matt McGinley

From Jan Willem de Gee and Tobias Donner. We recently hosted Dr. Matthew G. McGinley as a Visiting Researcher funded by the SFB936 program, currently running in its second phase here at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Our reason to