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The Sjöström Lab

To improve our understanding of learning and memory in the brain, we explore synaptic plasticity.

The Plastic Brain

Information is stored in the brain by changing the strength of connections between neurons. This is known as synaptic plasticity.

When Plasticity Goes Awry

When recruited too much or too little, synaptic plasticity may lead to neuropathologies such as epilepsy or Alzheimer's disease.


We use two-photon laser scanning microscopy, quadruple whole-cell recordings, optogenetics,  and computer modelling. Learn more...


We are a small dynamic group of productive people who collaboratively work together in partially overlapping projects. Learn more...


Our output is a balanced mix of high and medium profile papers including primary research, methods development, and scholarly reviews. Learn more...