Heads of Laboratory: Prof. István ULBERT, Domonkos HORVÁTH
Members: Dr. Lúcia WITTNER, Dr. Richárd FIÁTH, Dr. Gergely MÁRTON, Dr. Dániel HILLIER, Beáta Tünde SZABÓ, Ágnes KANDRÁCS, Csaba KÖLLŐD, Ward FADEL, András ADOLF, Melinda RÁCZ
The laboratory covers a broad range of disciplines, including electrophysiology, materials science, microchip and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), computing, neuroscience, and optical imaging. The aim of the research is to investigate the physiological and pathological function of the central nervous system. The laboratory staff is involved in several collaborative projects in the field of in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and optical imaging. In 2014, the laboratory joined the Hungarian National Brain Research Program, in which it participates in the design and testing of thin-film electrodes. Main research areas: design and validation of new nervous system instruments; investigation of evoked potentials, spontaneous and epileptic cortical activities; mapping of thalamocortical neural networks responsible for sensory information processing; development of brain-computer interfaces. The group is also responsible for teaching a BSc and an MSc course, where the students can learn about electrophysiological recording methods and their applications.