Online Brain Science Seminar Series (BSS)

Online Brain Science Seminar Series(Online BSS)
Dr. Matteo Carandini

Dr. Matteo Carandini, UCL


Friday, October 29 2021, 16:00-17:30 (JST) (Oct.29、8:00-9:30 UK)


Merging of cues and hunches by the mouse cortex

Many everyday decisions are based on both external cues and internal hunches. How does the brain put these together? We addressed this question in mice trained to make decisions based on sensory stimuli and on past events. While mice made these decisions, we causally probed the roles of cortical areas and recorded from thousands of neurons throughout the brain, with an emphasis on frontal cortex. The results are not what we thought based on textbook notions of how the brain works. This talk is based on work led by Nick Steinmetz, Peter Zatka-Haas, Armin Lak, and Pip Coen, in the laboratory I share with Kenneth Harris.

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