Neural Circuits & Network Dynamics
The neurons in our brain never function in isolation; they are organized into complex circuits which perform highly specialized information processing tasks and transfer information through large neuronal networks. The aim of my research group is to better understand how neural circuits function during the transformation of information from sensory perception to behavioural output. Importantly, we also aim to further understand the cell-type specific processes that interrupt the flow of information through neural circuits in neurodegenerative disorders with dementia.
Activity across cell-type specific assemblies, including inhibitory interneurons, and their function during sensory-driven learning.
Changes in network dynamics during contextual learning and multisensory perceptual tasks in both health and various stages of neurodegenerative disease.
Underlying neural circuitry of sensory systems and cortical subnetworks reveled by functional two-photon mapping of cortical and subcortical pathways.