Neuronal Networks for Cognitive Control

Nelson Totah research group

We seek to uncover the neuronal computations that enable us to monitor our actions, change our mind, and learn from our mistakes. We also study how these cognitive processes influence the body (i.e., the mind-body connection) and the role of interoception in driving adaptive behavior. We employ treadmill-based behavioral tasks for rats, along with recordings of pupillometry, spiking of large neuronal populations, and high density EEG recordings, as well as using optogenetics. We collaborate with biomedical engineers and mathematicians with the ultimate goal of instantiating these neuronal computations on brain-machine interfaces to imbue them with in silico cognition.


Nelson Totah

HiLIFE assistant professor

P.O.Box 56, FI-00014 University of Helsinki