The brain is composed of billions of neurons that are intricately connected within small circuits. We are interested in the roles that these circuits play in sensory perception and behaviour. To do this, we record the electrical activity of single cells and small populations, combining advanced electrophysiology and molecular tools to record and manipulate neuronal activity in behaving animals.
We are especially interested in how the circuits of neocortex and cerebellum combine information from the outside world (the senses) with internally generated signals (thoughts and intentions) to appropriately guide behaviour. Our goal is to understand how computation by neural circuits is applied in the representation of the external and internal world.
We are grateful for support from the BBSRC, EPSRC and HFSP.