Welcome to the Gollisch Lab Website
We are part of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center Göttingen. Our research focuses on the question how the neural network of the retina in the eye processes and encodes visual information. In our work, we tightly combine experiments and theory. We record the activity of neurons in isolated retinas while stimulating the photoreceptors with light patterns, and we use modeling and statistics to understand the relationship between visual stimuli and neural responses.
Read more about our research here
Sören Zapp successfully defended his PhD thesis today. Congratulations!
Our manuscript on concerted nonlinear responses in the primate retina under natural stimuli, spearheaded by Dimos Karamanlis, is now available on bioRxiv.
Our manuscript on filter-based models of suppression in retinal ganglion cells, spearheaded by Neda Shahidi, is now available on bioRxiv.
Our “Tag der Sinne” (“Day of Senses”), organized by the Collaborative Research Center 889: Experience your senses! With small experiments, tests, and games. Vision experiments and optical illusions presented by the Gollisch Lab.
Our manuscript on responses of primate retinal ganglion cells to saccadic image shifts, spearheaded by Steffen Nitsche, is now available on bioRxiv.
Nacht des Wissens (Night of Knowledge) with science-related activities and presentations throughout Göttingen, including a talk about the visual system by Tim Gollisch.
Selected Recent Publications
Karamanlis, Schreyer, and Gollisch, Annual Review of Vision Science 2022
Retinal encoding of natural scenes. An ultimate goal in retina science is to understand how the [...]
Zapp, Nitsche, and Gollisch, Trends in Neurosciences 2022
Retinal receptive-field substructure: scaffolding for coding and computation. The center-surround receptive field of retinal ganglion cells [...]
Liu et al., PLoS Computational Biology 2022
Simple model for encoding natural images by retinal ganglion cells with nonlinear spatial integration. A central [...]
Karamanlis and Gollisch, Journal of Neuroscience 2021
Nonlinear spatial integration underlies the diversity of retinal ganglion cell responses to natural images. How neurons [...]
Schreyer and Gollisch, Neuron 2021
Nonlinear spatial integration in retinal bipolar cells shapes the encoding of artificial and natural stimuli. The [...]
Khani and Gollisch, Nature Communications 2021
Linear and nonlinear chromatic integration in the mouse retina. The computations performed by a neural circuit [...]