We use model systems to examine circuits underlying core processes in the brain that produce representations of the mind. We examine patterns of neuronal connections that underlie activity, and unpick how those neural activity patterns in turn give rise to behavioral and internal states. Using such approaches, we can start to answer questions about how we learn, feel emotion, and even how we weigh decisions.
neural circuits · attention · brain disorders · executive function · sensory processing · behavior · timing · plasticity · learning · memory · emotion · habits
The number of estimated connections between neurons in the human brain.SOURCE: Scientific American
Number of neural circuits that control pharynx pumping during feeding in C. elegans.SOURCE: Horvitz et al.
Guangyu Robert Yang
Robert Yang is a computational neuroscientist developing sophisticated neural network models with the goal of defining wholistic, integrative brain functions.