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Allen Institute for Brain Science – Showcase 2015: Michael Halassa, Ph.D., Next Generation Leader, Thalamic inhibition as a mechanism for attentional allocation.
Understanding Thalamic Function
Michael Halassa has illuminated how the brain filters sensory noise and sustains attention. By making mice a viable model for cognitive neuroscience, Halassa has probed aspects of attention and perception that have long eluded mechanistic study.