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  1. Cortical Circuits



    Our brain is constantly interpreting the environment around us to plan and guide our actions. This requires combining often noisy and contradictory sensory inputs with internal models of the world. We study how this process emerges from networks of neurons in the mouse brain. We focus on the neocortex, a seemingly simple sheet of neurons located at the outermost part of the brain that endows us with our advanced cognitive abilities. Despite its uniform appearance, the neocortex is a complex network of specialized areas. We use the latest techniques to study how these areas interact to combine sensory stimuli and internal factors and give rise to perception.

Latest Publications

  • Maia, A.; Oliveira, J.; Lajnef, M.; Mallet, L.; Tamouza, R.; Leboye, M.; Oliveira-Maia, A. J. (2019) Oxidative and nitrosative stress markers in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis Acta Psychiatr Scand
  • Brugada-Ramentol, Victoria; Clemens, Ivar; de Polavieja, Gonzalo G. (2019) Active control as evidence in favor of sense of ownership in the moving Virtual Hand Illusion
  • Rao-Ruiz, Priyanka; Couey, Jonathan J.; Marcelo, Ivo M.; Bouwkamp, Christian G.; Slump, Denise E.; Matos, Mariana R.; van der Loo, Rolinka J.; Martins, Gabriela J.; van den Hout, Mirjam; van IJcken, Wilfred F.; Costa, Rui M.; van den Oever, Michel C.; Kus (2019) Engram-specific transcriptome profiling of contextual memory consolidation Nat Commun
  • Huber, Elizabeth; Henriques, Rafael Neto; Owen, Julia P.; Rokem, Ariel; Yeatman, Jason D. (2019) Applying microstructural models to understand the role of white matter in cognitive development
  • Kobak, Dmitry; Pardo-Vazquez, Jose L.; Valente, Mafalda; Machens, Christian K.; Renart, Alfonso (2019) State-dependent geometry of population activity in rat auditory cortex eLife