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We are interested in the neural mechanisms of cognition, with focus on learning and memory. We strive to dissect these mechanisms at multiple levels, going from single neurons to network of neurons to behaviour using a variety of techniques (single cell and multi-cell electrophysiology, calcium imaging, opto- and pharmaco-genetics and behavioural tasks in rodents).
We have a particular interest in the behavioural, physiological and computational role of neuromodulators. At present, we focus on serotonin and its role in plasticity and learning. In parallel, we are investigating the behavioural correlates of hippocampal 'ensembles' and their control by inhibitory interneurons. Finally, we are starting to study the neural mechanisms of psychedelics in mice and humans.
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