Wednesday 5th April 2017
Ground Floor Seminar Room
25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG
Calculus, internal models and statistical inference: A spatial orientation circuit that does it all!
Dora Angelaki, Ph.D., is the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor of the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. Her key professional interests are navigation circuits, multisensory integration and computational neuroscience. The tools used involve both computational and experimental approaches, including behavioral analyses, multi-electrode recording and microsimulation/inactivation of different brain regions of macaque monkeys and rodents. Her research focuses on understanding how multisensory information flows between subcortical and cortical brain areas, as well as spatial navigation, decision-making and episodic memory circuits, and how internal states modulate this information flow. Dr. Dora Angelaki is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.