The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience seeks to provide a new understanding of the origins, development, and function of the nervous system and its capacity to produce perception, thought, language, memory, emotion, and action.
MPFI brings together outstanding scientists with a broad range of expertise in a cohesive, collaborative environment designed to stimulate the development of novel approaches to understanding the structure, function, and development of neural circuits.
Functional Architecture and Development of Cerebral Cortex
Neuronal Signal Transduction
Disorders of Neural Circuit Function
Neuronal Mechanisms of Episodic Memory
Neural Dynamics and Cognitive Functions
Integrative Neural Circuits and Behavior
Neuronal Control of Locomotion
Our scientists work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and diseases.
Providing researchers with in-house access to top of the line technology and expertise is one of the things that sets MPFI apart from other research institutions.
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Innovative technique for labeling and mapping inhibitory neurons reveals diverse tuning profile
Researchers at the MPFI uncovered a diverse palette of inhibition within layer 2/3 of the visual cortex...Read more
MPFI Researchers Develop Newly Devised Strategy that Allows the Linking of Phenotype to Genotype
The Taniguchi Lab has designed an experimental pipeline capable of studying CRISPR mediated effects in cells...Read more