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Thomas Baden
Professor of Neuroscience
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Visual information processing and the natural input

We are interested how individual and small groups of neurons arranged into microcircuits break sensory patterns into parallel, highly specific representations of the outside world. We use a combination of 2-photon imaging of genetically encoded biosensors, electrophysiology, patterned light stimulation and computational modelling to probe the visual processing of individual and networks of neurons in the retina and brain of zebrafish and mice. We also study the distribution of visual features in the natural visual world to better understand how different visual systems have evolved to optimally process their own natural input.

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