Welcome to the homepage of the research group "Sensory Processing in the Retina" at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Göttingen. We investigate how the neural network in the vertebrate retina processes visual information. To do so, we use a combination of experimental and theoretical methods. We record the activity of neurons in the isolated retina while stimulating the photoreceptors with different light patterns and use modeling and statistics to understand the relationship between visual stimuli and neural responses. More information about our research is here.

Recent Publications

  • Local and global contrast adaptation in retinal ganglion cells. Garvert and Gollisch, Neuron 2013. »more
  • Closed-loop measurements of iso-response stimuli reveal dynamic nonlinear stimulus integration in the retina. Bölinger and Gollisch, Neuron 2012. »more
  • Eye smarter than scientists believed: Neural computations in circuits of the retina. Gollisch and Meister, Neuron 2010. »more
  • Rapid neural coding in the retina with relative spike latencies. Gollisch and Meister, Science 2008. »more

Open Positions

We are always interested in applications from bright and motivated researchers for PhD or Postdoc positions, especially if they have a particular interest in working on the retina and applying a combination of theory and experiment. »more


Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Tim Gollisch

Prof. Dr. Tim Gollisch

Sensory Processing in the Retina
University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Ophthalmology
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Further Affiliations