neural circuits for learning and context

johns hopkins university


We study the distributed network of brain regions that relate sensory inputs, reward and context during learning.



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neuronal activity in the auditory cortex of a behaving mouse

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The major components of neocortical networks are excitatory cells, three classes of inhibitory cells, and neuromodulatory inputs that provide context for incoming stimuli.  These components are like individual instruments that combine in flexible ways to create music. The art refers to “Three Musicians” by Pablo Picasso. Credit to Shari E. Ross.