Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour



Supporting adaptive changes in sound processing

Monday, 19 November 2018

An interview with Andrea Hasenstaub, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Coleman Memorial Laboratories in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at the University of California, San Francisco, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Flexibility of the auditory cortex is key to enabling highly dynamic responses to sounds. I caught up with Andrea […]

Learning from reward and punishment

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

An interview with Professor Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) Animals learn to survive by reinforcing their successes, but how does the brain achieve this? Adam Kepecs, Professor and Chair of Neuroscience Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, recently gave a seminar at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre where he […]

Detecting, discriminating and generalising odours

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

An interview with Dr Sandeep Robert Datta, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) How does the brain allow us to achieve two seemingly competitive tasks: telling odors apart and knowing that different smells are related to each other? While both involve detecting an odour, the former requires the ability to perceive differences, whereas the latter […]