Research

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I strive to understand cognition and behavior, at the level of their mechanistic implementation in a piece of biological tissue, as the emergent property of millions of micro functioning units, embedded in that very piece of tissue.

I came to pursue this path from an engineering background, and then trained in computational neuroscience. Since four years ago I switched gears into the experimental world, when I realized impossibility of understanding cognition without seeing it as a systems neuroscience question.

Currently, I am trying to understand neural basis of working memory, by combining various methodological approaches, to probe different levels of its mapping, from external world into the very first representation in the brain, into the final decision taken by the animal.