11/12/2015 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Beyond bottom-up sensory processing: Learning and expectation shape sensory input to the mouse brain

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

John McGann

Psychology Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Piscataway, USA

John McGann, from the Psychology Department Rutgers at The State University of New Jersey, US, studies the olfactory system to explore how our brains understand the world around us and how they adapt to new environments and experiences. Using genetically engineered mice, he looks through a window implanted in the skull and watch neurons in the brain's olfactory bulb light up in characteristic patterns as the animal smells different odors. He also studies how the brain uses learned information to guide olfactory processing and perception.

He has been invited by Mathieu Louis (CRG).