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To be rescheduled: SCSB Lunch Series: Jakob Voigts, Ph.D.
March 20, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: To be rescheduled
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Simons Center Conference Room, Building 46, Room 6011, 6th Floor, MIT (43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, 02139 MA)
Speaker: Jakob Voigts, Ph.D.
Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Talk title: Conjunctive processing of spatial and goal-directed task variables in mouse retrosplenial cortex
Abstract: Retrosplenial cortex is the main hub by which sensory and motor information is related to the allocentric representations of the world. Neurons in RSC have been shown to encode mixtures of egocentric and world-centric variables, suggesting that RSC learns to represent specific features of the animal’s environment in order to guide an animal’s navigation choices. Here, by using a multi-modal spatial task we show that single neurons in RSC encode generalized spatial, sensory, motor, as well as task-specific features.