Schmid Lab

Perceptual Brain Circuits and Plasticity


The Schmid lab investigates neural circuit operations in the visual system in order to understand how we see and how vision can be improved under diseased conditions.

Current basic research projects:

  • How neurons in thalamus and cortex interact during attentive vision
  • Under what conditions neuronal activity becomes rhythmic and how this influences bulk measures of neural activity (EEG, fMRI) and behaviour
  • How reading is enabled by visual and attentional processes
  • Mechanisms of brain plasticity following retinal or cortical injury

Current pre-clinical research projects:

  • Development of optogenetics based cortical prosthesis to overcome blindness (collaboration with Degenaar lab)
  • How visual processing is altered in developmental dyslexia

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