Professor Ehsan Arabzadeh - The Eccles Institute of Neuroscience

Professor Ehsan Arabzadeh Ehsan Arabzadeh Eccles JCSMR

Deciphering the language of brain cells: what can we learn from neuronal representations?

 

Hosted by: Professor John Bekkers

 

Abstract

An important challenge to neuroscience is to understand how the brain generates a reliable representation of the world around us. I will present neuronal recordings in a number of sensory decision paradigms implemented in humans, rats and mice. I will demonstrate how characterising these neuronal representations during correct versus incorrect choices, and their modulation by attention can reveal the mechanisms that underlie sensory decision-making.

 

Biography

Professor Ehsan Arabzadeh is a group leader at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience. He holds a Medical Degree (Tehran University of Medical Sciences; 2001) and a PhD in Neuroscience (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy; 2005). His research group, the Neural Coding Lab, study how the elegant circuitry of the mammalian cortex underpins processing of sensory information.