We are interested in uncovering the general underlying principles by which sensory and cognitive information is represented and processed in mammalian cortical circuits. Below are a few graphical snippets of our currently active research projects.
A key activity in the group is developing new data analysis techniques for studying the neural code, making particular use of techniques from information theory and nonlinear dynamics.
Optogenetic disruption of function in neural circuits
Understanding cerebellar sensorimotor coding
Understanding information processing in the mammalian cerebral cortical circuit
Developing new experimental technologies for interrogating neural circuits, with current topics of investigation including large-scale multi photon neural population recording, automatic two-photon targeted patch clamp recording, and wavefront shaping for optical recording and perturbation.