Our goal is to understand how learning is encoded in brain circuits, and how new behaviours that did not exist before imprint in neuronal circuits when they are generated, matured and adapted upon changes in environmental rules.
We combine behavioural procedures in mice drawn from the associative learning literature with the use of modern microscopy and transgenic technology for the recording, tracing and manipulation of specific circuits in the brain.
Meet the members of the Neuromodulatory Systems & Behaviour team (NeuroModuLab), led by J. Bertran-Gonzalez and Miriam Matamales. We are based in UNSW Sydney and are part of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory.
GRANT FUNDING Our work is supported by the Australian Research Council (Project Grant to J. B-G and M. M; Future Fellowship to J. B-G) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant to J. B-G and M. M). Click for details
RESEARCH ETHICS & SAFETY All experimental procedures are approved by the Animal Care and Ethics Commitee and the Gene Technology Research Commitee at UNSW.