Klaus Wimmer

Lecturer (lector, RyC or equivalent) at CRM
Research area: Computer Science / Mathematical Modelling

PhD in Computer Science obtained at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Since May 2017: Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the CRM.


Postdoctoral work with Gustavo Deco (UPF 2016-2017).

Tatiana Pasternak (2015-2016, Rochester Univ).

Albert Compte and Jaime de la Rocha (IDIBAPS, 2010-2016).

Research lines


·       Computational neuroscience

·       Decision making

·       Cortical circuit dynamics

·       Neural data analysis

·       Spiking neural network models

Selected publications

Wimmer, K, Spinelli, T, Pasternak, T (2016). Prefrontal neurons represent motion signals from across the visual field but for memory-guided comparisons depend on neurons providing these signals. J Neurosci 36-36: 9351-9364.

Wimmer, K, Ramon, M, Pasternak, T Compte A (2016). Transitions between multiband oscillatory patterns characterize memory-guided perceptual decisions in prefrontal circuits. J Neurosci 36(2): 489-505.

Wimmer, K, Compte A, Roxin A, Peixoto D, Renart A de la Rocha J (2015). Sensory integration dynamics in a hierarchical network explains choice probabilities in cortical area MT. Nat Commun 6: 6177.

Wimmer K, Nykamp DQ, Constantinidis C Compte A (2014). Bump attractor dynamics in prefrontal cortex explains behavioral precision in spatial working memory. Nat Neurosci 17:431-439.

Wimmer K, Hildebrandt KJ, Hennig RM, Obermayer K (2008). Adaptation and selective information transmission in the cricket auditory neuron AN2 . PLoS Comput Biol 4:e1000182.