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Grad Chat - January 11

Grad Chat - January 11

This week on Grad Chat:
Saba Farbodkia: Neuroscience (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Martin ParéResearch
Topic: What decision making at the level of single cells or neuronal pairs can tell us about decision making in neural populations.
Overview of research: I look at the activity of individual or pairs of neurons, when the subject is showing a specific behavior. I try to predict what the subject’s behavior would be, based on what I observe in the neural activity. In other words, I try to “decode” the neurons’ activity with regard to that behavior. I, then, try to extend my understanding of individual neurons’ activities to the populations’ patterns of activity, by simulating populations of neurons that have features similar to the individual neurons that we have studied.

Oluwatobiloba MoodyOluwatobiloba (Tobi) Moody: Law (PhD Candidate) supervised by Professor Bita Amani
Research Topic: Reinforcing the Nagoya Protocol through a Coherent Intellectual Property System: Effective Prote