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Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception and associative learning

English title Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception and associative learning
Applicant Petersen Carl
Number 116027
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Laboratoire de traitement sensoriel EPFL - SV - BMI - LSENS
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Neurophysiology and Brain Research
Start/End 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2010
Approved amount 479'000.00
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Keywords (6)

neocortex; sensory processing; sensory perception; associative learning; brain states; mouse barrel cortex

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How does brain activity encode sensory perception?This research program investigates what happens in the somatosensory and motor cortex during quantified whisker-dependent behaviours in mice. We combine imaging and electrophysiological methods in an attempt to uncover the neural correlates of sensory perception and how the coding changes during different behaviours and after associative learning.
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