Laboratory of Neurophysiology


Laboratory of Neurophysiology
Neuroscience Institute
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Eiveniu st. 4
Kaunas LT-50161

Phone number:  +370 37 302958


Head of the laboratory:

Gytis Svirskis, PhD,


Gytis Baranauskas, PhD,

Nataša Svirskienė, PhD,

Gražina Grebliauskienė,


Laboratory short history

Laboratory of Neurophysiology continues research themes started earlier by three previous neuroscience laboratories. In 1957, Laboratory of EEG in Kaunas Institute of Medicine was created. Later, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Laboratory of Neurocybernetics were created. Scientific research was carried out in several directions: experimental – investigating the nature of high and low frequency biocurrents in the brain; pharmacological – investigating influence of pharmacological substances on biocurrents; theoretical – investigating biophysical nature of brain potentials and properties of dendrites with nonlinear electrical properties; clinical – investigating EEG, neurological characteristics and activity spreading pathways in epilepsy and other brain injuries. Since then 21 PhD and 5 Habil. Sc. dissertations were prepared and defended in these laboratories.


Research topic

Title: Investigation of neural network mechanisms and their relationship to behaviour

Identification of the relation between neuronal activity and behaviour is necessary in order to understand the function and pathology of the nervous system. Since Alzheimer disease disrupts collision detection, the study of neuronal mechanisms of this behaviour could be important in early detection of the disease. We will study neuronal network spontaneous and induced activity in in vitro and in vivo mammalian cortex, colliculus superior and frog tectum by applying visual stimulation, neuronal registration and methods of molecular biology.

The investigation will aim at elucidation of synaptic and membrane mechanisms of neuronal network spontaneous and evoked activity.


Main projects

2015-2016 – collaboration in EU Horizon 2020 project No 664339 HEALTH-TECH “Centre of Excellence in Science and Technology for Healthy Ageing"

2012-2015 – Global grant project* VP1-3.1-ŠMM-07-K-02-059 „Investigation of sensory information processing and attention mechanisms by employing genetic modification of neuronal act" (leaded by dr. T.Tkatch)

2012-2014 – project MIP-045/2012 „Nicotinic modulation of neuronal column activity", funded by the Research Council of Lithuania

2012-2014 – ESF project VP1-3.1-ŠMM-08-K-01-022 „Implementation of R&D activities of Medicine National Research Programmes in clinical and molecular research of fundamental cardiology, neurosciences, and digestive systems“


International collaboration

Copenhagen University (Denmark), New York University (USA), University of Oslo (Norway).


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Updated on 20th February 2018