Rumpel Group

Simon Rumpel (Group Leader)


In October 2014 Simon Rumpel moved to the University of Mainz.

Auditory perception and memory in the neocortex

Our lab focuses on the function and plasticity of neuronal circuits. Specifically, we would like to know how sounds are represented in the auditory cortex and how these representations are transformed into long-term memory. This is fundamental in understanding the mind: memories of past experiences shape our personalities and influence our current perception.

Selected Publications

  • Bathellier, B., Tee, SP., Hrovat, C., Rumpel, S. (2013). A multiplicative reinforcement learning model capturing learning dynamics and interindividual variability in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(49):19950-5 (abstract)
  • Moczulska, KE., Tinter-Thiede, J., Peter, M., Ushakova, L., Wernle, T., Bathellier, B., Rumpel, S. (2013). Dynamics of dendritic spines in the mouse auditory cortex during memory formation and memory recall. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110(45):18315-20 (abstract)
  • 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)
  • Rumpel, S., LeDoux, J., Zador, A., Malinow, R. (2005). Postsynaptic receptor trafficking underlying a form of associative learning. Science. 308(5718):83-8 (abstract)