Welcome to the Website of Bio-Inspired Information Processing

Our laboratory is part of the German Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) and located at Technical University of Munich.

We study computational neuroscience, spiking neuronal networks in the auditory brainstem, and novel electrical and optical stimulation methods for hearing implants. Our scientific approaches include combining methods from information theory and classification theory to analyze models of the inner ear. We also conduct measurements to investigate the excitation of auditory neurons in human subjects with cochlear implants and with neuronal networks cultured on multi-electrode arrays.


  • Psycho"acoustic" investigations on patients with cochlear implants
  • Reference measurements with normal-hearnig subjects


  • Objective measurements for cochlear implants: eCAP, eBERA, current spread in the inner ear, electrophysiology
  • Binaural synthesis
  • Microsystemtechnology and micromechanics


  • Neuronal sound processing in the auditory brainstem
  • Sound localization
  • Electrical and optical stimulation of neurons
  • Coding strategies for cochlear implants
  • Automatic speech recognition