The Marshall Shuler Laboratory aims to understand the means by which brain reward systems conve...y reward value, expectancy, quality, probability and utility, and the rules by which such activity is used to affect synaptic weight within brain networks to encode stimulus-action associations.
We use an interdisciplinary approach combining multisite recordings of neural activity, targeted pharmacological manipulation, viral-mediated gene transfer and behavior to study the neural mechanisms of reward-based interval learning in the primary visual cortex. view more
Research Areas: neural circuits
, reward-based systems