The brain gathers information about the body and the surrounding world,
allowing it to build internal representations and to plan and execute movement.
Our lab works on how synapses, neurons and networks transmit and process
such information and perform computations.
The brain areas we investigate include the cerebellum and the sensory cortex.
The main aim of our work is to develop a mechanistic understanding of brain function
that links the molecular, synaptic, neuronal and network levels
This requires a multidisciplinary approach that combines
the most powerful experimental and theoretical methods available.
To achieve this we both develop and apply new optical methods
for measuring rapid signalling in 3D
and new software tools for data acquisition, analysis and modelling
Application of these new experimental and theoretical approaches
allows us to link neuronal mechanisms to information processing,
thereby bridging different levels of description of brain function.
Research supported by the
Medical Research Council,
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council,
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,
UCL CIF and