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Jun
15
2022

Speaker: Lucas Pinto, Ph.D.

When: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Donna Daviston   (312) 503-4956

Group: Neuroscience Roundtables

Category: Academic

Description:

Focus of Work

Bio
I am a systems neuroscientist interested in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognition, both at the local circuit level and in terms of large-scale interactions between different brain areas. 

Academic Focus
Lucas Pinto is a systems neuroscientist who is broadly interested in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognition, both at the local circuit level and in terms of large-scale interactions between different brain areas. In particular, his lab seeks to understand how different areas of the brain interact flexibly to support the many different computations that underlie different types of decision making. Two specific lines of inquiry are on how neuromodulators help coordinate the activity o...[Read full text] Lucas Pinto is a systems neuroscientist who is broadly interested in the neurobiological mechanisms underlying cognition, both at the local circuit level and in terms of large-scale interactions between different brain areas. In particular, his lab seeks to understand how different areas of the brain interact flexibly to support the many different computations that underlie different types of decision making. Two specific lines of inquiry are on how neuromodulators help coordinate the activity of different cortical areas with changing computational demands, and on identifying the behavioral features that explain why brain activity looks the way it does during different tasks. To do so, the lab uses a combination of high-throughput virtual-reality behavior in mice, large-scale optical recording and perturbation techniques, genetic tools for circuit mapping, and computational modeling.

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