To achieve these goals, we combine state-of-the-art recording of neural activity (single and multiple unit activity, local field potentials, patch-clamp recordings, two-photon imaging) and causal manipulation of neural activity (single- and two-photon patterned optogenetics) with advanced analytical approaches (information theory, causal analysis) and realistic modeling of neural network dynamics.

Laboratories

The interdisciplinary activity of the Neural Coding Laboratory is spread across two highly interacting units. Experimental activities are carried out in the Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies at IIT Genova. Theoretical research is mostly carried out in the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems at IIT Rovereto. The laboratory is equipped with state of the art experimental and computational facilities.