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Paper Published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits

Sage and Ralf's paper is published in Frontiers in neural circuits. In this paper we analyzed a previously collected dataset (from Halassa et al., 2014 Cell) and found some interesting parallels between sensory TRN activity patterns in sleep and wake. In doing so, we...

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First paper from the lab is published in Nature

Ralf and Ian's paper is published in Nature. In this study, we developed a task that divided attention between the vision and audition in the freely behaving mouse. This was a context-dependent, trial-by-trial sensory selection task, in which mice required prefrontal...

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