Unit on Neurons, Circuits and Behavior (UNCB)
Arash Afraz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief
Here at the Unit on Neurons, Circuits, and Behavior (UNCB), we utilize cutting-edge methodologies such as optogenetics, drug microinjections, and machine learning in order to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of vision as a behavior. From a theoretical point of view, our work aims at bridging the causal gap between neural activity in high-level visual cortical areas and visual perception. From a translational viewpoint, our work provides the building blocks for developing visual prosthetics for patients with severe visual impairment.
Arash Afraz, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH
Building 49, Room 1B80
49 Convent Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4415