Burkhalter Lab

Anatomical, physiological & optogenetic study of the visual cortex

PI: Andreas Burkhalter, PhD

An important question is whether the mouse visual cortex is similar to that of primates and contains multiple modularly organized areas that are linked to distinct processing streams. If so, another important question is how these modules, areas and processing streams work together to create a unified representation of the world that can be flexibly changed by internal representations of the world to optimally guide behavioral goals. To investigate these questions the Burkhalter Lab is employing a combination of anatomical, physiological and optogenetic techniques.