Friedrich Sommer

Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Friedrich (Fritz) Sommer is an adjunct professor at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. His lab develops computational models of the brain to investigate how neurons and networks collaborate and organize to produce perception, memory and ultimately cognition. An advocate for public sharing and broad analysis of experimental data, his lab is building the core facilities for a new data sharing initiative, the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience ( marketplace and forum.


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Bouchard KE, Bujan AF, Chang EF, and Sommer FT. “Sparse coding of ECoG signals identifies interpretable components for speech control in human sensorimotor cortex.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. (2017).

Teeters JL, Godfrey K, Young R, Dang C, Friedsam C, Wark B, Asari H, Peron S, Li N, Peyrache A, Denisov G, Siegle JH, Olsen SR, Martin C, Chun M, Tripathy S, Blanche TJ, Harris K, Buzsáki G, Koch C, Meister M, Svoboda K, and Sommer FT. “Neurodata Without Borders: Creating a Common Data Format for Neurophysiology.” Neuron (2015).

Agarwal G, Stevenson IH, Berényi A, Mizuseki K, Buzsáki G, and Sommer FT. “Spatially distributed local fields in the hippocampus encode rat position.” Science (2014).