Lines of investigation

Our laboratory’s research interests are focused mainly on the design principles that govern the structure and function of neural circuits, how these circuits integrate information efficiently and how this information is used to form judgments and make decisions.
We combine an empirical approach with modelling to investigate a broad range of phenomena: from the tradeoff between accuracy and energy consumption in the early sensory pathways to the processes by which reasoning, intuition and affective social factors influence beliefs, judgments and choices.
Our ultimate goal is to find canonical principles by which the brain processes information of any kind and ways to use these principles to guide the development of novel information and communication technologies and a new generation of robots and automatas (self-driving cars, space travel-long distant communication, drones, etc.) capable of making human-like decisions in complex scenarios.

Representative Publications

Research groups of Unit

Cellular and Systems Neurobiology

Research groups of Scientific Program