Cortical Processing Laboratory


The cortical processing laboratory is a joint effort of Matteo Carandini and Kenneth Harris. It involves a diverse team with expertise ranging from biology to mathematics and physics.


We aim to understand how populations of neurons in cortex process sensory information, and how they integrate it with information from within the brain to guide perception and action.


We investigate these questions with a combination of experiment and computational analysis.

We work mostly in the mouse brain, with techniques such as neuromics, multielectrode recordings, optogenetics, imaging, operant conditioning, and virtual reality simulation. 


Our joint work is funded by the Wellcome Trust and by the Simons Foundation. Other projects are funded by the European Research Council and by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council