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4 YEAR PhD IN NEUROSCIENCE

Kenneth Harris

Our research group studieshow the neurons of the cerebral cortex organize themselves together into a functional information processing system. We do this in a multidisciplinary way, including development of techniques to simultaneously record from large numbers of cells in the living brain; quantitative analysis of the resulting large-scale data sets; and theoretical modelling of brain circuits.

AVAILABLE PROJECTS:

Analysis of sensory coding by neuronal populations of visual cortex

Development of computational tools for processing large-scale neural recordings

Identifying neuronal classes by analysis of single-cell RNA sequence data.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Harris K.D., Thiele, A. (2011) Cortical state and attention. Nature Reviews Neurosci., 12(9):509-23.

Renart, A., de la Rocha, J., Bartho, P., Hollender, L., Parga, N., Reyes, A., Harris, K.D. (2010). The asynchronous state in cortical circuits. Science, 327(5965):587-90.

Harris, K.D. (2008) Stability of the fittest: organizing learning with retroaxonal signals. Trends in Neurosciences, 31:130-136.

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