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Benedikt Grothe

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe

MCN & GSN Speaker, Head of the GSN Examination Board, GSN core faculty


Chair of the Division of Neurobiology


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Biology II
Division Neurobiology
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Room: B03.002

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74302
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74304


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Research focus:Systems neurobiology

Key words: Systems neurobiology, neuronal circuits, temporal and spatial processing of sounds, sound localisation, sound recognition

GSN students

Selected publications:

Ford MC, Alexandrova O, Cossell L, Stange-Marten A, Sinclair J, Kopp-Scheinpflug C, Pecka M, Attwell D and Grothe B. (2015) Tuning of Ranvier node and internode properties in myelinated axons to adjust action potential timing. Nature Communic, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9073.

Stange A, Myoga MH, Lingner A, Ford MC, Alexandrowa O, Felmy F, Pecka M, Siveke I and Grothe B. (2013) Adaptation in sound localization: from GABAB receptor-mediated synaptic modulation to perception. Nature Neurosci 16:1840-1847, DOI:10.1038/NN.3548.

Grothe B, Pecka M and McAlpine D. (2010) Mechanisms of sound localization in mammals. Physiol Rev 90: 983-1012.

Magnusson AK, Park TJ, Pecka M, Grothe B and Koch U. (2008) Retrograde GABA signaling adjusts sound localization by balancing excitation and inhibition in the brainstem. Neuron 59(1): 125-37.

Brand A, Behrend O, Marquardt T, McAlpine D and Grothe B. (2002) Precise inhibition is essential for microsecond interaural time difference coding. Nature 417(6888): 543-7.