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Website: Research group Laura Busse
Website: Laura Busse at Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences
Website: RTG 2175 Perception in Context and its neural Basis
Website: CIN (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
Visual perception does not constitute a 1:1 representation of our environment, but heavily depends on context. Context can be provided by many sources, including other sensory stimuli, behavioral goals or past experiences. What are the neural circuits of the visual system mediating such contextual processing? What is the role of feedback?
We investigate these questions in the mouse model, where we measure during active behavior the activity in local neuronal circuits using silicon probes, and causally interfere with this activity using genetic tools, such as optogenetics.