Members of the Dragoi Lab at McGovern Medical School may be one step closer to answering that question in their recent study titled “Integration of cortical population signals for visual perception,” published in Nature Communications.
“We want to cure neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy, but we are unlikely to understand these diseases if we don’t know how the brain operates normally,” said Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, Neurobiology and Anatomy. “This is one philosophy that is guiding our research. We need to understand normal brain function, especially at the neural network level.”
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