Plexon Research Spotlight


Timothy A. Allen

My lab researches the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. We answer basic questions about how memories are formed and represented at neurophysiological levels in freely-behaving rats and pigs. We focus on the hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex, the nucleus reuniens of the thalamus…

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Farran Briggs

I study how visual information is encoded in the brain. I got interested in this type of research because I wanted to understand how connections between neurons give rise to sensory experience…

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Peter Shiromani

I am interested in identifying the brain circuit responsible for sleep and wake. I became interested when I learned as an undergraduate that mice and other mammals have REM sleep, but the circuit that makes us fall asleep is not known…

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