Events

ANNE CHURCHLAND, "A MULTISENSORY APPROACH FOR UNDERSTANDING DECISION CIRCUITS"

December 08, 2016
6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: 

326 Uris Hall New York, NY 10027 United States

Event Type: 

The Churchland lab aims to define the neural circuits that allow animals to integrate evidence across time and sensory modalities to guide decisions. To achieve this, we join two previously separate fields, decision-making and multisensory integration, and bring this combined approach to rodents. Our current focus has been on neurons in the posterior parietal cortex (PPC). PPC receives diverse inputs and responds during a dizzying array of behaviors. By using electrophysiology alongside optical and chemical methods for manipulating neurons, we have shown that this area plays a causal role in visual decision-making and also reflects modality-independent decision signals that are likely fed back from other areas.

 

Click for more

Newsletter

Don't want to miss our interesting news and updates! Make sure to join our newsletter list.

* indicates required

Contact us

For general questions about ISERP programs, services, and events.