Dragoi’s pioneering research published in Nature Communications

Pioneering research on the study of complex functions of the brain from the lab of Valentin Dragoi, PhD, Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professor in the Neurosciences, has been published in Nature Communications. His paper is entitled “Dynamic states of population activity in prefrontal cortical networks of freely-moving macaque.”

“It has become increasingly understood that studying the brain in a restrained laboratory rig poses severe limits on our capacity to understand the function of brain circuits,” said Dragoi, a faculty member associated with Program in Neuroscience at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. “When responses of individual neurons are measured in naturalistic settings, they often tend to be different compared to when they are measured in the laboratory.”

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