Computational Neuroscience @ CRM

Klaus Wimmer

Research focus

In the Computational Neuroscience group at the CRM, we focus mainly on the dynamics of cortical microcircuits, that is ensembles of hundreds or thousands of neurons in the cerebral cortex.

CNS group

The Computational Neuroscience Group is a joint effort of Alex Roxin and Klaus Wimmer. It was started in May 2012 by Alex Roxin. In May 2017, Klaus Wimmer joined the group as a Ramón y Cajal researcher and co-PI.

Research in the Wimmer Lab

We study neural circuit dynamics underlying cognitive function. In particular, we work on developing computational models of cortical circuits to shed light on the neural network dynamics underlying an animal's behavior during elementary cognitive tasks such as working memory and perceptual decision making. Modelling efforts are complemented by analysis of typically high-dimensional neural data obtained by collaborators (e.g. simultaneous recordings from large populations of neurons or human neuroimaging data) involving state-of-the-art statistical and machine learning tools.

Contact info:

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica

Campus de Bellaterra, Edifici C

E-08193 Bellaterra - Barcelona


Tel.: +34 935 868 515


Open call for PhD position (Ministry of Science) 2018

A fully funded 4-year PhD position associated to our research project "Neural network dynamics of distributed decision circuits" is currently available through the Spanish Ministry of Science (Application deadline 29/10/2018).

Further information can be found here. If you are interested, please contact Klaus as soon as possible.