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Nicholas Priebe
Associate Professor in Neuroscience

Main Office: NHB 2.112
Phone: 232-0803

Alternate Office: NHB 2.110
Alt. Phone: 232-0802

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Center for Learning and Memory
1 University Station C7000
Austin ,TX 78712

Nicholas Priebe

Research Summary

The massive expansion of cerebral cortex is a hallmark of the human brain. We know that the cortex plays an essential role in our perceptions and actions. Sensory inputs from the periphery are transformed in the cortex, allowing us to generate appropriate motor outputs. My lab studies the cortical circuitry and the computations that underlie such transformations, using vision as a model system. In visual cortex, neuronal circuitry performs the computations that extract motion, orientation and depth information about the visual environment from subcortical inputs. For example, primary visual cortex (V1) is the cortical location in which information from the two eyes is first integrated, ultimately allowing us to perceive depth in our visual field. By understanding the circuitry that underlies these kinds of computations, we gain insight into similar computations that occur throughout cortex.



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