Kavli Research and Enterprise Discussions: "The Many Layers of Cognition – and the many disciplines rallying to understand it".

Kavli Research and Enterprise Discussions (K.R.E.D) on March 10th at 16:30

Date: 10 March 2022

Time: 16:30, to be followed by a drinks reception.

Place: University of Oxford, South Parks Road, New Biochemistry Building-Phase 2, OX1 3QU [Ground Floor Seminar Room - Number: 20-138]

Our inaugural Kavli Research and Enterprise Discussion (K.R.E.D) will be given by Professor Randy Bruno

Randy Bruno is a Professor of Neuroscience and recently joined the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics. His research spans genetic, physiological, behavioural, computational, and imaging approaches to understand how the cerebral cortex enables perception and learning. He holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Pittsburgh. At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Nobel laureate Bert Sakmann and Kavli laureate and physicist Winfried Denk. Prior to arriving in Oxford, he was faculty at Columbia University in the Kavli Institute for Brain Science.

Randy's talk is titled, "The Many Layers of Cognition – and the many disciplines rallying to understand it"

The abstract is below. 

Perception, decision making, and movement are mediated by cortical circuitry, which has a stereotyped architecture repeated across the entire surface of the brain. In this talk, I will discuss our investigations of how this circuit architecture and its constituent layers may contribute to behaviour and how problems of this enormous complexity can be well met with an interdisciplinary group of researchers in a Kavli institute. We have joined with geneticists studying the human brain, engineers developing new 3D cellular imaging systems, physicists turned theoretical neuroscientists, cellular electrophysiologists, and animal behaviourists. Our findings suggest how different cell types might contribute to the geometry of neural representations to enable flexible complex behaviour.

*A drinks reception will follow on from the lecture.

*Booking is essential as seating is limited to 80 attendees. 

*Please adhere to all health and safety building requirements regarding COVID.