The research in my lab is focused on understanding how the brain uses visual images observed by the eyes for natural functions such as navigation.
The key research areas we currently study include: how information from visual images is transformed into a spatial map (an understanding of ones location in an environment), how visual processing altered during movement, and innate visual behaviour in rodents.
The lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to investigate brain function. The main experimental techniques include: large-scale extracellular electrophysiology, virtual reality, rodent behaviour and optogenetic manipulation of neural activity. Computational techniques include: decoding activity from large populations of neurons and systems level models of neural systems.
On the web
- Coherent encoding of subjective spatial position in visual cortex and hippocampus Nature DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0516-1
- Sensation during Active Behaviors. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 37 (45), 10826-10834 DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.1828-17.2017
- Choosing the right bar: a complex problem Nature Neuroscience, 20 (10), 1323-1324 DOI: 10.1038/nn.4646
- View all publications by Aman Saleem