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Preprint: Free head rotation while 2-photon imaging

We just posted the preprint for a method that allows 2-photon imaging while mice  freely rotate horizontally and  run around a real (or virtual) 2-D environment. The system allows attaching other instruments (ephys, opto, etc.) to the headpost. We think … Continue reading

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GCaMP imaging in cortical layer 6

For my PhD work I made extensive use of 2-photon imaging of layer 6 cell bodies at depths of up to ~850μm using GCaMP. This is somewhat deeper than we (and others) have been able to image comfortably using other … Continue reading

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Poster @ SfN2015

I’ll be presenting some new work on the role of cortical layer 6 on representing sensory change at SfN on Sunday, morning session, Poster O17.

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Paper on TRN induced modulation of arousal state

Our paper ‘Thalamic reticular nucleus induces fast and local modulation of arousal state’ just went online at eLife. In this study we found that optogenetic drive of TRN induces slow waves in associated regions of neocortex, similar to the local … Continue reading

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Tactile Object Localization by Anticipatory Whisker Motion

Our paper on active sensorimotor processing in mice that I worked on with Tansu Celikel is out now. Thanks also to Dave Herman for running a bunch of very challenging moving gap crossing experiments! Voigts J, Herman DH, Celikel T. Tactile Object Localization … Continue reading

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Poster @ SfN2014

I’ll be presenting recent work on the role of cortical layer 6 on representing sensory change at SfN on Monday. Mon, Nov 17, 1PM 441.10/JJ11

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