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High precision coding in visual cortex

October 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Carsen Stringer, PhD

Carsen Stringer, Group Leader at HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, will present "High precision coding in visual cortex." Hosted by Alessandro Sanzeni, PhD (alessandro.sanzeni@duke.edu).
Research Interests: We are constantly bombarded with sensory information, and our brains have to quickly parse this information to determine the relevant sensory features to decide our motor actions. Picking up a coffee mug or catching a ball requires complex visual processing to guide the given motor action. To determine how neurons work together to perform such tasks, we analyze recordings of 20,000+ neurons.
We develop techniques to analyze large-scale neural data, and from these analyses, generate hypotheses about how neural circuits compute behaviorally-relevant visual features.