Sensations and thoughts result from the coordinated activity of neuronal populations in space and time. The goal of my research is to understand the mechanisms by which elementary circuits of neurons control the spatial and temporal structure of cortical activity. Towards this goal we use in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological, imaging and anatomical techniques as well as behavioral approaches. Our model system is the rodent’s sensory cortex.
Our work is revealing the logic and the mechanisms by which elementary circuits, the building blocks of cortical architecture, orchestrate cortical activity.