How do neural responses encode/decode stimuli? how do they initiate behavior? how are stimuli stored in memory and retrieved?
The responses to these fundamental questions can help reveal how the brain adapts to the demands of a complex and changing environment, and contribute to the development of therapeutic interventions to reverse the negative effects of abnormal experiences while fueling the search for a cure for such devastating diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's .
- How stimuli are represented in the brain?
- How stimulus information is transferred from one brain region to the other
- Why do we have so many types of inhibitory neurons
- The role of new born neurons (neurogenesis)?
- The trade-off between improved cognitive performance and reduced detection abilities
- Building a bio-electronic odor detector