Visual Network Formation and Function: From Basic Mechanisms to Behaviour

Brain function relies on the efficient processing of sensory information which requires the formation and interaction of sensory maps in different areas. Vision is the prevailing sense in several species including humans and any damage to the retina or the optic nerve impairs the transfer of the visual information to the brain and therefore affects vision. Visual information, carried by the optic nerve is processed in different brain structures, among them the superior colliculus. This multi-layered midbrain area is conserved through Evolution and is involved in visual attention by integrating multi-sensory inputs. Our work focuses on the mechanisms governing the formation of the visual inputs/network into the superior colliculus, the effect of  injuries (neurodegenerative diseases/trauma) on visual connectivity and subsequent visually-driven behaviour.

We believe this integrated view of visual system development and function will provide answers as to how vision develops and works in normal and pathological contexts and what can be done to restore/preserve vision and related behavior in neurodegenerative eye diseases or brain injury.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2020/summary/
Wonderful Nobel in 2020, for the discovery and for the laureates #WomenInScience

Exciting #vision research from @reber_lab @KrembilRI… Basic science leads to a computational tool that may predict how the visual system adapts after neurodegenerative eye disease, and how regenerative therapy could help repair the connections, leading back to sight. https://twitter.com/reber_lab/status/1311424990370312192

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NEW PUBLICATION from @reber_lab released today!
Uncovering fundamental mechanisms of how neuronal connections are organized in the visual system, which could one day lead to new treatments for sight loss. http://bit.ly/3l6KwbD @KrembilRI @UHN_Research

NEW PUBLICATION from @reber_lab released today!
Uncovering fundamental mechanisms of how neuronal connections are organized in the visual system, which could one day lead to new treatments for sight loss. http://bit.ly/3l6KwbD @KrembilRI @UHN_Research

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