Skip to main content

Posts

Prologue

My current research is on the auditory system.

I investigate responses of auditory cortical neurons in the brain to study computations underlying the processing of natural sound stimuli throughout the auditory pathway.

Using state-of-the-art NeuroPixel probe electrodes, I record the activity of a large number of auditory neurons simultaneously in anaesthetised ferrets in an in vivo setting. The large dataset, thus created, allows for the computational modelling of the auditory cortex.

The sound stimuli I use are isolated natural sounds, such as speech, animal calls, and environmental sounds, as well as sound mixtures of the same sounds. There are a couple of reasons for using natural sounds - one, they evoke strong response in large number of cortical neurons, two, cortex is optimized to represent the statistics of natural sounds.

Click on the image to enlarge

Research questions I am interested in:When neurons fire in the auditory cortex, what do they represent? How much of the past stimulus does the neural population represent, …

Latest Posts

Cajal course on computational neuroscience 2018

Statement of purpose I wrote while applying for MSc in Neuroscince in the University of Oxdord

Studying Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Bangladesh: A crisis of identity?

What is love?

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen