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Name (center, department, group or other)
CNS, Sund, KU
Contact name
jorn hounsgaard
Contact email
Contact title
26. June 2015
(Last edited: 1. March 2017)

Brief description of research activities

I am interested in signaling dynamics in neurons and network of neurons. The overriding question is the relation between signaling at the level of molecules and neurons and function that emerges at the level of large-scale networks.


singnaling neurons networks

Research tools and techniques

We employ in vitro and ex vivo preparations from the turtle. We use a wide range of electrophysiological recording techniques in our experiments.

Scientific Personnel

No of Associate Professors/Postdocs: 1
No of PhD students: 0
Other: 0

Key references from within the last 5 years

Hounsgaard J, (2017) Motor Neurons. Comprehensive Physiology. In Press

Guzulaitis R, Hounsgaard J, Alaburda A. (2016) Irregular Firing and High-Conductance States in
Spinal Motoneurons during Scratching and Swimming. J Neurosci; 36(21):5799-807.

Guzulaitis R, Alaburda A, Hounsgaard J. (2014) Dense distributed processing in a hindlimb scratch motor network. J Neurosci. 34(32):10756-64

Rotem N, Sestieri E, Hounsgaard J, Yarom Y. (2014) Excitatory and inhibitory synaptic mechanisms at the first stage of integration in the electroreception system of the shark. Front Cell Neurosci. Mar 6;8:72 1-12

Guzulaitis R, Alaburda A, Hounsgaard J. (2013) Increased activity of pre-motor network does not change the excitability of motoneurons during protracted scratch initiation. J Physiol. 591(Pt 7):1851-8

Dreyer JK, Hounsgaard J. A mathematical model of dopamine autoreceptors and uptake inhibitors and their influence on tonic and phasic dopamine signaling. J Neurophysiol. 2013 109(1):171-182

Kolind J, Hounsgaard J, Berg RW. Opposing Effects of Intrinsic Conductance and Correlated Synaptic Input on V-Fluctuations during Network Activity. Front Comput Neurosci. 2012; 6:40.

Hounsgaard J, Häusser M. Probing the functional properties of mammalian dendrites (R. Llinas and M. Sugimori, J. Physiology, 1980, 305:197-213). Cerebellum. 2012; 11(3):609-11.

Guzulaitis R, Hounsgaard J, Alaburda A. Inhibition of motoneurons during the cutaneous silent period in the spinal cord of the turtle. Exp Brain Res. 2012 220(1):23-28.

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