The goal of our research is to uncover how the brain identifies the objects we see—a process critical for informing our decisions and guiding our actions. In pursuit of this goal, we study how neurons in the cerebral cortex analyze the shape of visual objects. To furnish new mechanistic insights, we leverage viral vector-based optogenetic tools for dissecting primate cortical circuits.

Our research is funded by:

Logos of National Eye Institute, National Science Foundation, Columbia Zuckerman Institute, Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind.