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Forschungsgruppe (FOR5159) Resolving the prefrontal circuits of cognitive flexibility

Ileana L. Hanganu-Opatz and Ilka Diester
From the journal Neuroforum

Corresponding authors: Ileana L. Hanganu-Opatz, Speaker FOR5159, Institute of Developmental Neurophysiology, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Falkenried 94, 20251 Hamburg, Germany, E-mail: ; and Ilka Diester, Deputy Speaker FOR5159, Optophysiology Lab – Optogenetics and Neurophysiology, IMBIT//BrainLinks-BrainTools, Faculty of Biology, Institute III, University of Freiburg, Georges-Köhler-Allee 201, 79110 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, E-mail:

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have written the manuscript, have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: The FOR5159 is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Published Online: 2021-12-06
Published in Print: 2022-02-23

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