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Florentin Woergoetter

Professor, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience

  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CNS Program, Prof. Dr. Koch, Div. of Biology 216-76, CALTECH, Pasadena, USA.

  • 1990-1995 Assistant at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut f. Physiologie, Prof. Dr. Eysel, Bochum, FRG.

  • 1994 Visiting Professor at the Academia Sinica, Inst. of Biophysics, Prof. Dr. Diao, Beijing, China.

  • 1995-2000 Heisenberg Fellow at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut f. Physiologie.

  • 1997-1997 Visiting Professor at the KTH, Stockholm, NADA-SANS, Prof. A. Lansner, Sweden.

  • 2000 Professor (“apl.”) at the Medical School in Bochum

  • 2000-2005 Professor at the Dept. of Psychology, Univ. Stirling, Scotland

  • 2002-2005 Director of INCITE (Institute of Neuronal Computational Intelligence & Technology)

  • since 2005 Professor at the Bernstein Center of University of Göttingen, Germany

Major Research Interests:

Florentin Woergoetter

Computational neuroscience, Artificial Neural Network, Experimental Neuroscience, Temporal Sequence Learning, Models of Synaptic Plasticity, The visual System and its Functional Connectivity

Georg August University Göttingen
Institute for Informatics
Computational Neurosciences Group
Lotzestr. 16-18
37083 Göttingen

phone: +49-551-5176 528/445
fax: +49-551-5176 449

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Selected Recent Publications:

Manoonpong, P., Geng, T., Porr, B., Kulvicius, T and Wörgötter, F. (2007). Adaptive, fast walking in a biped robot under neuronal control and learning , PLoS Computational Biology (in revision).

Tamosiunaite, M., Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F. (2007) Self-influencing plasticity: Recurrent changes of synaptic weights can lead to specific functional properties. Comp. Neurosci. (in press, doi:10.1007/s10827-007-0021-2)

Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F. (2007). Learning with Relevance: Using a third factor to stabilize Hebbian learning. Neural Comp. in press.

Porr, B., and Wörgötter, F. (2006). Strongly improved stability and faster convergence of temporal sequence learning by utilising input correlations only. Neural Comp. 18(6), 1380-1412.

Geng, T., Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F. (2006), Coupling of neural computation with physical computation for stable dynamic biped walking control, Neural Comp. 18(5), 1156-1196

Wörgötter, F. and Porr, B. (2005) Temporal sequence learning, prediction and control - A review of different models and their relation to biological mechanisms. Neural Comp. 17, 245-319.

Saudargiene, A., Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F. (2004) How the shape of pre- and postsynaptic signals can influence STDP: A biophysical model. Neural Comp. 16, 595-626.

Eyding, D., Macklis, J.D., Neubacher, U., Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F. (2003) Selective elimination of corticogeniculate feedback abolishes the electroencephalogram dependence of primary visual cortical receptive fields and reduces their spatial specificity. J. Neurosci., 23(18):7021-7033.

Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F. (2003) Isotropic sequence order learning. Neural Comp., 15, 831-864.

Hennig, M., Funke, K. and Wörgötter, F. (2002) The influence of different retinal sub-circuits on the non-linearity of ganglion cell behavior. J. Neurosci., 22: 8726-8738.