Dr. Camilo Libedinsky
Linking Brain Activity to Cognitive Operations: a Network Perspective
28 September 2021 (Tuesday), 4pm
Analysis of the activity of single neurons has provided invaluable information about brain function (i.e. orientation selective neurons in V1, motor neurons in M1, place cells in the hippocampus, etc). However, over the past 10 years, this type of analysis has been slowly displaced by analyses of neural networks. This change is not merely methodological, but rather it reflects a change in our assumptions about what constitutes the “units of computation” in the brain: from single neurons to neural assemblies. In this talk I will outline some of the benefits of network analyses, as compared to single-cell analyses (including work from our lab).
Camilo Libedinsky is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology of NUS, a principal investigator at the N.1 Institute for Health (N.1), and a joint Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR. He received his B.Sc. from Universidad de Chile and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His lab aims to understand the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive function at the level of populations of individual neurons (or neural assemblies).