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Mark Hübener

Prof. Dr. Mark Hübener

MCN board member, GSN Scientific Board member, GSN core faculty


Head of Project Group Visual system development


Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Dept. Cellular and Systems Neurobiology
Am Klopferspitz 18
D-82152 Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 8578-3697
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 8578-2481


Further Information

Research focus: Development and plasticity of the mammalian visual system, role of sensory input in neuronal circuit formation

Key words: Systems neurobiology, developmental neurobiology

GSN students

Selected publications:

Keller GB, Bonhoeffer T and Hübener M. (2012) Sensorimotor mismatch signals in primary visual cortex of the behaving mouse. Neuron 74: 809-815.

Kreile AK, Bonhoeffer T and Hübener M. (2011): Altered visual experience induces instructive changes of orientation preference in mouse visual cortex. J Neurosci 31: 13911-13920.

Keck T, Scheuss V, Jacobsen RI, Wierenga CJ, Eysel UT, Bonhoeffer T and Hübener M. (2011) Loss of sensory input causes rapid structural changes of inhibitory neurons in adult mouse visual cortex. Neuron 71: 869-882.

Hübener M and Bonhoeffer T. (2010) Searching for Engrams. Neuron 67: 363-371.

Hofer SB, Mrsic-Flogel TD, Bonhoeffer T and Hübener M. (2009) Experience leaves a lasting structural trace in cortical circuits. Nature 457: 313-317.