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Alexander Borst

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst

Regular member MCN, GSN core faculty


Head of Dept. Systems and Computational Neurobiology, MPI Neurobiology


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

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 8578-3250
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 8578-3252


Further Information

Research focus: Computational neuroscience, systems neurobiology

Key words: Fly motion vision, dendritic processing, computational neuroscience

GSN students

Selected publications:

Weber F, Machens CK and Borst A. (2012) Disentangling the functional consequences of the connectivity between optic-flow processing neurons. Nature Neurosci 15: 441-448.

Borst A and Grothe B. (2011) Die Welt im Kopf. In: Zukunft Gehirn. Eds: T Bonhoeffer, P Gruss. C.H. Beck, pp 37-58.

Borst A and Euler T. (2011) Seeing things in motion: Models, circuits, and mechanisms. Neuron 71: 974-994.

Wang H, Isik M, Borst A and Hemmert W. (2011) Auditory information coding by cochlear neurons. J Comput Neurosci 30: 529-542.

Joesch M, Schnell B, Raghu SV, Reiff DF and Borst A. (2010) ON and OFF pathways in Drosophila motion vision. Nature 468: 300-304.