Gail, Alexander, Prof. Dr.
Professor for Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Neurosprosthetics
- 1997: Physics Diploma, Philipps University, Marburg
- 2002: Dr. rer. nat. (Physics) Philipps University, Marburg
- 2002-2003: Postdoc (Neurophysics Laboratory of R. Eckhorn, Marburg)
- 2003-2006: Postdoc (Laboratory of R. Andersen, Pasadena, CA, USA)
- 2006-present: Head of Sensorimotor Research Group, German Primate Center and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
- 2012-present: Professor for Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Neurosprosthetics, Georg-August University Göttingen
Major Research Interests
Sensorimotor integration, cognitive movement planning, neuroprosthetics, neuronal synchronization, visual object coding; methods: awake monkey electrophysiology, extracellular multi-channel microelectrode recordings, psychophysics in human and non-human primates, correlation and spectral coherence analysis, pattern recognition
Homepage Department/Research Group
Selected Recent Publications
- Klaes C, Westendorff S, Chakrabarti S, Gail A (2011) Choosing goals, not rules: Deciding among rule-based action plans. Neuron, 70, 536-548
- Westendorff S, Klaes C, Gail A. (2010) The cortical timeline for deciding on reach motor-goals. J Neurosci 30:5426-5436.
- Gail A, Klaes C, Westendorff S (2009) Implementation of Spatial Transformation Rules for Goal-Directed Reaching via Gain Modulation in Monkey Parietal and Premotor Cortex. J Neurosci 29: 9490-9499.
- Brozovic M*, Gail A*, Andersen, RA (2007) Gain mechanisms for contextually guided visuomotor transformations. J Neurosci 27: 10588-10596. [* both authors contributed equally]
- Gail A, Andersen RA (2006) Neural Dynamics in Monkey Parietal Reach Region Reflect Context-Specific Sensorimotor Transformations. J Neurosci 26: 9376-9384
- Gail A, Brinksmeyer H-J, Eckhorn R (2004) Perception-related modulations of local field potential power and coherence in primary visual cortex of awake monkey during binocular rivalry. Cerebral Cortex 14:300–313
- Gail A, Brinksmeyer H-J, Eckhorn R (2003) Simultaneous mapping of binocular and monocular receptive fields in awake monkeys for calibrating eye alignment in a dichoptical setup. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 126:41–56
- Gail A, Brinksmeyer HJ, Eckhorn R (2000) Contour decouples gamma activity across texture representation in monkey striate cortex. Cerebral Cortex 10:840–850