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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Laboratory of Neuropsychology Laboratory of Neuropsychology (LN)

Unit on Neurons, Circuits and Behavior (UNCB)

Arash Afraz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief

Dr. Arash Afraz's photo

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.

Contact Information

Arash Afraz, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH
Building 49, Room 1B80
49 Convent Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4415

Email: arash.afraz@nih.gov