Hi! I am a neuroscientist interested in understanding how the brain selects an action. Currently, I am a postdoc in Carlos Brody's lab at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, which is a great environment for systems and computational neuroscience.
Most decisions, whether it's made by a human or a rat, can be well described as gradually accumulating relevant information over time toward a choice. How does the brain implement this process of gradual accumulation of evidence? Two interconnected structures in the brain, the frontal cortex and the striatum, are known to be involved in decision-making and action-selection. I am studying how the interactions between these two structures contribute to evidence accumulation, through recording large neuronal populations using Neuropixels probes, optogenetic inactivation, and computational modelling.