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Role of GABAergic interneuron types in the encoding of local and global motion



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Julia Veit

In primates, specific higher visual areas encode different types of visual motion. In this project, we aim to understand, how distinct visual areas in the mouse differentially encode local and global visual motion and the roles different GABAergic interneurons play in shaping this code.

To this end, we will use large-scale electrophysiological recordings with Neuropixels probes across motion-sensitive cortical areas, optogenetic identification, and manipulations of different types of interneurons in awake, head-fixed mice performing a visually guided behavior. We will combine population-level analyses and network modelling to gain a more complete understanding of how interneurons contribute to the encoding of visual motion.

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Julia Veit


David Eriksson