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Neural circuit mechanisms underlying cognition in rats

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Organised by Host: Carien Lansink
Date 26 October 2018
Time 16:00 - 17:00


I will describe studies of the neural bases of cognitive processes.

Rats and mice are trained to perform behaviors that lend themselves to quantitative modeling that can help identify and assess specific cognitive processes, such as decision-making, short-term memory, planning, and executive control. With these well-quantified behaviors in hand, we then use electrophysiological recordings, optogenetic perturbations, and computational modeling. We aim to understand the neural architecture underlying cognition, across multiple levels, from local neural circuits, to interactions between brain regions, to overall behavior.

Science Park 904
Science Park 904

Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam