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Prof. Dr. Dr. Gilles Laurent

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Neural Systems and Coding
Altenhöfer Allee 1A
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel +49 (0)69 506 820 2000
Fax +49 (0)69 506 820 2002



Scientific Focus

Systems Neuroscience, Neural Dynamics, Sleep, Texture Perception, Brain Evolution, Camouflage


Quantitative Behavior, in vivo Electrophysiology, Imaging, Computation/Modeling, Single-Cell Transcriptomics

Selected Publications

Fenk LA, Riquelme JL, Laurent G (2023). Inter-hemispheric competition during sleep. Nature 625:244-245.

Woo T*, Liang X*, Evans D, Fernandez O, Kretschmer F, Reiter S and Laurent G (2023). The Dynamics of Pattern Matching in Camouflaging Cuttlefish. Nature

Riquelme JL, Hemberger M, Laurent G and Gjiorgjieva J (2023). Single spikes drive sequential propagation and routing of activity in a cortical network. eLife 79928

Hain D, Gallego-Flores T, Klinkmann M, Macias A, Ciirdaeva E, Arends A, Thum C, Tushev G, Kretschmer F, Tosches M and Laurent G (2022). Molecular diversity and evolution of neuron types in the amniote brain. Science 377(6610),

Norimoto H, Fenk LA, Li HH, Tosches MA, Gallego-Flores T, Hain D, Reiter S, Kobayashi R, Macias A, Arends A, Klinkmann M and Laurent G (2020). A claustrum in reptiles and its role in slow-wave sleep. Nature 578:413-18.

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