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NB/CNS Seminar - Cris Niell | Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 12 PM

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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NB/CNS Seminar

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Reception: 11:30 am

Time: 12 pm

Location: Broad 100

Speaker: Cris Niell, Associate Professor

Department of Biology

University of Oregon

Faculty Host: Markus Meister

"Neural circuits for vision in the natural world"

Natural visual processing entails a complex interplay between sensory input, behavioral context, and on-going brain dynamics. Our lab seeks to understand how these processes give rise to goal-directed visual behaviors, by exploring the neural circuits mediating ethologically relevant behaviors that laboratory mice perform, including prey capture and distance estimation. We are also implementing novel experimental approaches to investigate neural coding of the visual scene as animals freely move through their environment. Finally, I will present a new research direction studying the completely different, yet largely unexplored, visual system of the octopus.

For more information, please contact Tish Cheek by phone at 626-395-4952 or by email at [email protected].