We are interested in identifying generic principles governing the dynamics of cortical circuits and the way in which they produce function. Our current work evolves around two lines of research: sensory perception in the auditory modality – with an emphasis on the relationship between the response variability of sensory neurons and the accuracy of perceptual discriminations – and working memory, with a focus on the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of information across time in the prefrontal cortex. Our research strategy relies both on identifying characteristic signatures of population organization – through recordings of the simultaneous activity of neuronal populations during controlled behavioral tasks – as well as on developing a mechanistic understanding of how these patterns of population activity emerge – which we investigate by developing mathematical models of the underlying neuronal circuits.
Identifying generic principles governing the dynamics of cortical circuits and the way in which they produce function
Rodents, Human / Auditory Cortex and Prefrontal Cortex
Rodents, Basal Ganglia, Thalamus, Frontal areas of Cerebral Cortex
If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Alfonso Renart at the email address bellow.