Schmid Lab

Perceptual Brain Circuits and Plasticity

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We investigate 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

Lab News

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