February Fourier Talks 2013

Mark Stopfer


Neural information processing for smell and taste


Sensory systems create neural representations of environmental stimuli. Smell and taste stimuli are very high dimensional, and thus provide special challenges for processing sensory information. Using electrophysiological and computational techniques, and focusing on relatively simple animals, my laboratory investigates how and why the format of this information changes as it moves from point to point through the nervous system.