Munich Center for NeuroSciences - Brain and Mind

Links and Functions

Breadcrumb Navigation

Anton Sirota

Prof. Dr. Anton Sirota

Head of MSc Neuroscience Examination Committee, GSN associate faculty, regular member MCN


Research Group Leader
LMU Division of Neurobiology, BCCN Munich


LMU Munich
Department Biology
Großhaderner Str. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (89) 2180 – 74805


Further Information

Keywords: learning, memory, oscillations, spatial cognition, sleep, multichannel electrophysiology, optogenetics, virtual reality

GSN Students

Research Focus: mechanisms of information representation and propagation within and across different cortical networks

Specifically, we are exploring the neurophysiological mechanisms of information transfer within and between the neocortex and hippocampus during learning (acquisition) and sleep (consolidation), as one of the key topics in learning and memory research.

We employ state-of-the-art multichannel extracellular recordings in different cortical areas in behaving rats. Recordings with multichannel silicon probes allow us to sample the activity of multiple single neurons and local field potentials across multiple layers of one or several cortical areas.

We also employ various perturbation techniques, such as electrical stimulation and optogenetic modulation of neuronal activity, as well as behavioral paradigms and animal tracking methods that allow for quantitative and precise control of animal behavior.

Our research involves advanced signal processing and data mining, as well as computational modeling.

Selected publications: