Alexander Sher: Research Interests
Our brain is a highly sophisticated system that receives information about the outside world, processes it, and determines our reaction to it. These functions are realized through billions of individual neurons that are connected in vast and complicated circuits and use electrical signals to communicate with each other. The Sher lab is using unique large scale multielectrode recording systems developed by a collaboration of physicists, biologists, and engineers to study function, development and treatment of neural circuits. Sher's research is focused particularly on the retina and visual system. In addition, in collaboration with prof. Alan Litke, Sher lab participates in the development of new techniques for recording and stimulation of neural activity.
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