Our lab is focused on the development, function, and plasticity of neuronal circuits. Specifically, we would like to know how memory is stored over long periods of time. This is fundamental in understanding the mind: memories of past experiences shape our personalities and influence our current perception.
- Bathellier, B., Ushakova, L., Rumpel, S. (2012). Discrete neocortical dynamics predict behavioral categorization of sounds. Neuron. 76(2):435-49 (abstract)
- Loewenstein, Y., Kuras, A., Rumpel, S. (2011). Multiplicative dynamics underlie the emergence of the log-normal distribution of spine sizes in the neocortex in vivo. J Neurosci. 31(26):9481-8 (abstract)
- Ehrlich, I., Klein, M., Rumpel, S., Malinow, R. (2007). PSD-95 is required for activity-driven synapse stabilization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104(10):4176-81 (abstract)
- Rumpel, S., LeDoux, J., Zador, A., Malinow, R. (2005). Postsynaptic receptor trafficking underlying a form of associative learning. Science. 308(5718):83-8 (abstract)
- Rumpel, S., Hatt, H., Gottmann, K. (1998). Silent synapses in the developing rat visual cortex: evidence for postsynaptic expression of synaptic plasticity. J Neurosci. 18(21):8863-74 (abstract)