philip ross lutton parker

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niell lab

how does the brain process visual information under the dynamic conditions of natural movement?

we found that V1 neurons encode eye/head position, and respond to gaze shifts in a temporal sequence determined by spatial frequency tuning

we also found that V1 is important for the ability of mice to judge distance under binocular and monocular conditions

finally, we showed that activation of serotonin-2a receptors, which are associated with hallucinations in people with schizophrenia and in psychedelic drug administration, reduces sensory drive in visual cortex and disrupts contextual and temporal processing of visual inputs