CORTICAL circuits group
We are a systems neuroscience laboratory focused on understanding how cortical circuits integrate internally generated top-down representations (e.g. attentional, predictive, reward and movement signals), with sensory signals from the outside world. Specifically we are currently studying:
The top-down circuits through which the brain can internally generate highly structured neural activity during sleep (e.g. realistic simulations of episodic experiences during dreaming, and precise reactivations of neurons encoding recent experiences), how this activity is coordinated between brain regions and what function it might serve
The function, development and circuit basis of sensation and sensory guided behaviour, in particular in contexts in which sensory signals are ambiguous such as during binocular rivalry
We are based at the Institute of Neurosciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (https://inc.uab.cat/en).