What: Oscillatory building blocks underlying perception & cognition
Where: Zoom room 2
Who: Saskia Haegens, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY, US; Associate PI at Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
When: Thursday, December 2nd at 2:30 PM.
In daily life our brains receive a continuous stream of sensory input. Effective processing in a complex natural environment requires the selection of relevant information and suppression of irrelevant input. I am interested in how brain rhythms help shape the internal state prior to perception, and thereby influence processing of external information, e.g. in the context of sensory detection, discrimination and decision-making. In my lab we use several complementary methods to study these neuronal dynamics from the micro- to the macro-level, including spike and LFP recordings, ECoG, and MEG.