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About Us

Research in the Moore Lab focuses on identifying the neural circuits underlying fundamental perceptual and cognitive functions. For example, recent work in the lab has made significant progress in identifying the neural circuits that control visual spatial attention. Our research principally involves studying the activity of single neurons, and large populations of neurons in visual and motor structures within the brain and tests of how perturbing that activity affects neurons in other brain structures, as well as how it affects the perceptual and motor performance of behaving animals. A complementary objective of work in the Moore Lab is to develop and implement novel and innovative approaches to fundamental problems systems and circuit-level neuroscience.