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Our lab studies how neural activity gives rise to complex perceptual and cognitive functions. A fundamental challenge for the nervous system is to combine noisy and ambiguous information arriving from multiple senses, as well as information stored in memory, to guide a successful action. We investigate this multisensory decision process by combining quantitative behavioral measurements with modern tools for recording and manipulating neural activity in behaving monkeys. Our goal is to uncover basic mechanisms underlying higher brain function, and to help pave the way toward developing or enhancing treatments for neurological disorders. Interested in joining the lab? 

 

About Us

The lab is located in the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University, and is directed by Dr. Christopher Fetsch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience.

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Banner images: (1) Ophthalmometer, Hermann von Helmholtz, Handbuch der Physiologischen Optik (1909/1924); (2) Apparatus for measuring the extent of movement, G.S. Fullerton & J.M. Cattell, On the Perception of Small Differences (1892); (3) Diagram of the visual system, Ibn al-Haytham (c. 1027); (4) Ending of the vestibular nerve, Santiago Ramon y Cajal (c. 1894).

All histology images generated in collaboration with Yasmine El-Shamayleh and Greg Horwitz, University of Washington.