Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB)
The Vogels group is looking to build models of cortical networks that contain our cumulative current knowledge. In particular, we are interested in the neuronal interplay of excitatory and inhibitory activity in cortex and how theses dynamics can form reliable sensory perceptions and stable memories. Our aim is to validate or falsify some of the current ideas of how the brain works, and to generate testable predictions of cause and effect in active neuronal circuits. We hope to contribute to a more targeted approach to both experimental work and clinical application by suggesting what questions to ask, and what answers to expect from the ever growing flood of new in vivo and in vitro data.