|Our lab researches coding strategies and corresponding mechanisms of the brain’s visual system. We primates rely heavily on vision to guide our behavior and perceive the world. By probing the circuits of the visual system, our hope is to uncover general principles of how a healthy brain processes input from the natural environment. Many recently developed experimental tools for measuring activity of neural circuits should allow for new leaps in our understanding of the brain.
Our lab employs multiple imaging and electrophysiological methods to measure activity at different spatial and temporal scales within the visual cortex. Data from these experimental tools are combined to develop computational models of how populations of cells in the visual system encode visual input.
The Nauhaus Lab is part of UT Austin’s Center for Perceptual Systems.
This is a highly collaborative group of experimentalists and theoreticians, many with the common goal of understanding human visual perception and behavior.