Dr. Benjamin Dann
Research Group Neurobiology
+49 551 3851-484
Main building room 231
I am a practical electrophysiologist specialized on multi-electrode array cortical recordings of behaving monkeys. My special interest is on:
- Functional connectivity of in parallel recorded neurons (spike correlations) or recording sides (field-field coherence, Granger causality) across different cortical areas.
- Topological analyses (graph theoretical measures) of the complex network structure of functional connectivity.
- Population coding of large neuronal populations analyzing their high dimensional neuronal state space.
- Decision making following higher cognitive rules using the previous described methods.
Intveld RW, Dann B, Michaels JA, Scherberger H (2018).Neural coding of intended and executed grasp force in macaque areas AIP, F5, and M1. Scientific Reports:1–16.
Michaels JA*, Dann B*, Intveld RW, Scherberger H (2018) *Equal contribution. Neural Dynamics of Variable Grasp-Movement Preparation in the Macaque Frontoparietal Network. J Neurosci 38:5759–5773.
Michaels JA, Dann B, Scherberger H (2016). Neural Population Dynamics during Reaching Are Better Explained by a Dynamical System than Representational Tuning. PLoS Comput Biol 12:e1005175–22.
Dann B, Michaels JA, Schaffelhofer S, Scherberger H (2016). Uniting functional network topology and oscillations in the fronto-parietal single unit network of behaving primates. Elife 5:2870.
Michaels JA, Dann B, Intveld RW, Scherberger H (2015). Predicting Reaction Time from the Neural State Space of the Premotor and Parietal Grasping Network. J Neurosci 35:11415–11432.
Takagaki K, Lippert MT, Dann B, Wanger T, Ohl FW (2008). Normalization of Voltage-Sensitive Dye Signal with Functional Activity Measures Mansvelder HD, ed. PLoS ONE 3:e4041–12.