NIPS and Kyoto, Japan

We are participating in an exciting visit to our long term collaborators at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Okazaki, Japan and Kyoto University, in Kyoto, Japan. Our institute and the NIPS have been organising bilateral interactions with our Japanese colleagues for several years, and this facilitates exchange of talent and ideas between[…]

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2017

We participated in this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. We presented several posters covering behavior and neurophysiology related to eye movements and the superior colliculus. Our work at this conference tried to elucidate the mechanisms for coordinating multiple types of eye movements that we can normally work, and particularly in relation to[…]

Bernstein Conference 2017

We participated at this year’s Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience, which took place in Goettingen, Germany. The conference featured highly interesting theoretical and experimental presentations. Our lab was part of the sensory systems talk session, in which we described our latest results on the foveal visual representation of the primate superior colliculus.

European conference on eye movements 2017

We are participating in this year’s European Conference on Eye Movements, which is taking place in Wuppertal, Germany. Antimo is presenting new results on smooth pursuit eye movements, and how they may be affected by visual transients. In his experiments, Antimo is finding that smooth pursuit initiation is affected in a transient inhibitory manner if[…]

Microsaccades reset alpha and beta rhythms

We have a new exciting article in press at the Journal of Neurophysiology. In this article, we discovered an intriguing property related to microsaccades, the tiny eye movements that take place during gaze fixation. We found that after microsaccades are generated by the oculomotor system, behavioral visual performance (e.g. stimulus detection efficiency) does not return[…]

Departmental summer retreat

We participated in our departmental summer retreat in the town of Obermarchtal. The retreat featured a series of interesting talks and animated discussions on a variety of diverse topics related to neuroscience.   Antimo and Konstantin from our lab gave presentations on their studies on microsaccades, saccades, and smooth pursuit eye movements.

Vision sciences society 2017

Our lab has participated in this year’s annual VSS meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida. We had a range of presentations covering neurophysiology, behavior, and modeling. Chen has presented his studies on the foveal visual representation of the primate superior colliculus, and Antimo described our thoughts on microsaccade control by brainstem nuclei. Konstantin also showed[…]

Primate Neurobiology Meeting 2017

Our lab has participated in this year’s Primate Neurobiology Meeting at the German Primate Centre in Gottingen. The meeting featured highly interesting keynote lectures by Pieter Roelfsema, Eberhard Fetz, and Mark Buckley. More information can be found here. Our lab presented 3 posters, and Antimo Buonocore also gave a talk about his work on models[…]