NeuroLecture series: Dr. Cristopher Niell, Ph.D.

Neural circuits for vision in action

Natural visual processing entails a complex interplay between sensory input, behavioral context, and on-going brain dynamics. Our lab seeks to understand how these processes give rise to goal-directed visual behaviors, using the mouse as a model system. I will describe results using large-scale imaging methods to determine how global brain dynamics, visual coding, and state-dependent representations change during task engagement and learning of a visual discrimination. As a complement to studying visual processing in trained tasks, we are also exploring the neural circuits underlying ethologically relevant behaviors that laboratory mice perform. Finally I will present our ongoing studies of a completely different and largely unexplored visual system, the octopus.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 4 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

DMSC, 102

Event Type

Lectures and Seminars

Pricing

Free

Departments

College of Science, Psychology

Website

https://www.unr.edu/neuroscience/center

Cost

0

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