Neurophysiology of movement and action perception: Neural activity (spike trains and local field potentials) is recorded from animals trained to execute eye and arm movements and analyzed to gain insight into the movement variables coded by single neurons or populations of neurons. We aim to a) understand how the discharge pattern of neurons control the line of sight and coordinated eye-hand movements, b) understand the neural basis of a fundamental human behavior, grasping, and object manipulation and c) decipher the neural mechanisms of social cognition
Our current efforts focus on:
Neurophysiology of visual attention and memory: We record and analyze neural activity patterns at different spatial scales (single neurons, neuronal populations, neural networks, anatomically defined areas, distinct cortical layers) to reveal the neural code of cognitive variables in visual attention and working memory.
Our goals are:
A. ONGOING PROJECTSTitle: Intra- and Inter-Areal Communication in Primate Brain Networks.
B. COMPLETED PROJECTSTitle: Assigning Meaning to the Actions of Other Subjects: Neural Correlates.
For any information regarding the group please contact:
Computational Neurosciences Group,
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics,
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete
Tel: +30 2810 391800
Tel.: +30 2810 391805