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Oliver Behrend

Prof. Dr. Oliver Behrend

Regular member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Managing Director Munich Center for Neurosciences - Brain & Mind


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Depart. Biology II
Munich Center for Neurosciences - Brain & Mind
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74363
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74304


Further Information

Research focus: Amphibian lateral line: central processing, localisation of surface wave sources in amphibians, sound localisation in mammals

Key words: Central processing and localisation of surface wave sources in amphibians, mammalian sound localisation

Selected publications:

Branoner F, Zhivko Z, Ziehm U and Behrend O. (2012) Central representation of spatial and temporal surface wave parameters in the African clawed frog. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 198(11), 797-815. link

Behrend O, Branoner F and Ziehm U. (2008) Lateral line units in the amphibian brain could integrate wave curvatures. Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioural Physiology 194: 777–783.

Pecka M, Brand A, Behrend O and Grothe B. (2008) Interaural time difference processing in the mammalian medial superior olive: the role of glycinergic inhibition. Journal of Neuroscience 28: 6914–6925.

Behrend O, Branoner F, Zhivkov Z and Ziehm U. (2006) Neural responses to water surface waves in the midbrain of the aquatic predator Xenopus laevis laevis. European Journal of Neuroscience 23: 729–744.

Behrend O, Dickson B, Clarke E, Jin C and Carlile S. (2004) Neural responses to free field and virtual acoustic stimulation in the inferior colliculus of the guinea pig. Journal of Neurophysiology 92: 3014–3029.

Brand A, Behrend O, Marquardt T, McAlpine D and Grothe B. (2002) Precise inhibition is essential for microsecond interaural time difference coding. Nature 417: 543–547.