The first commentary article from the lab by Mai and Aman. This was a lot of fun and, thanks to the nature publishing group, we have an awesome professional illustration.
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We went together as a lab to attend the Spring Hippocampal Research Conference in the beautiful city of Taormina. Great line up of talks, great food, beautiful location, and the best Granitas!
We welcome Mai to the lab. Mai is postdoc joining us from HHMI Janelia Farm. She is going to be scaling up, going from Fly vision to Mouse vision.
The lab has won a TitanX Pascal from NVIDIA through their GPU grant program. We are excited to start spike-sorting and the works on our new machine.
Welcome Tomaso to the lab. Tomaso is postdoc joining us from Imperial College London (and a short stint at Francesca Caccucci's lab). And he is totally into video games for mice :)
I will be presenting the Neuroscience Keynote at the European Conference on Computer Vision 2016 on the 8th of October in Amsterdam. Check out the program at: http://bravenewmotion.github.io/
Uploaded a revision of the paper Narrowband gamma oscillation in the visual system on bioRxiv. The revision includes a whole new set of recordings from the thalamus. Check it out: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/10/04/050245.
Published on Aug 29, 2016
Mice are an increasingly popular animal model for understanding vision in health and disease, but we know little about how they naturally use vision to guide behavior. Instinctive avoidance behaviors—freeze and flight—provide natural behaviors, but what visual stimuli cause mice to choose one behavior over another? De Franceschi et al. show that mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones.
Drawing on research from the Carandini and Saleem Laboratories here at UCL, Dr Aman Saleem will explain how we move, how we plan movement, and how we locate ourselves in the world. The metaphor of navigation is then used to explore the context of the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence with with Prof Jane Fenoulhet (UCL SELCS) offering an insight into navigating with Deleuze and Dr Jane Gilbert ( UCL SELCS) will reveal how we have looked at navigating our way through change and metamorphosis in French historical literature.
Enjoy an 18th century salon style experience with a themed music and drinks.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST) - Add to Calendar
Haldane Room, UCL main entrance, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT - View Map