Reid Lab

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Our lab studies the general question: what is the relationship between the functional properties of neurons, as measured in vivo, and the connections between these neurons? We started as an electrophysiology lab that concentrated on functional properties—the receptive fields—of neurons in the mammalian visual system. In the past six years, we have changed approaches by using optical methods, primarily two-photon calcium imaging, to study physiology in vivo. This allows us to study the response properties of thousands of neurons within local cortical circuits, now in behaving animals (Andermann et al., 2010). Most recently, we have returned to questions of structure gives rise to function, by combining our calcium imaging experiments with anatomical approaches (Kerlin et al., 2010; Bock et al., 2011).


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Web page for Harvard's Program in Neuroscience