Professor Ehsan Arabzadeh
Eccles Institute of Neuroscience
Australian National University, ACT

Title: Deciphering the language of brain cells: what can we learn from neuronal representations?

An important challenge to neuroscience is to understand how the brain generates a reliable representation of the world around us. I will present neuronal recordings in a number of sensory decision paradigms implemented in humans, rats and mice. I will present quantitative methods of decoding neuronal representations. I will demonstrate how characterising these neuronal representations in correct versus incorrect choices, and their modulation by attention can reveal the mechanisms that underlie sensory decision-making.

Bio-sketch: Professor Ehsan Arabzadeh is a group leader at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience. He holds a Medical Degree (Tehran University of Medical Sciences; 2001) and a PhD in Neuroscience (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy; 2005). His research group, the Neural Coding Lab, study sensory processing at the level of single cells and cortical circuits.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018