Suhasa B. Kodandaramaiah

Mechanical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Bionic Skulls for Cortex Wide Neural Activity Mapping

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The cortex, the outer surface of the brain, is critically important for performing learned and adaptive behaviors. Very little is known about how multiple cortical regions work together to mediate such behaviors. We are engineering transparent skulls with embedded miniaturized optical imaging systems to map the activity of one million or more neurons in the cortex of the mouse to better understand the neural computations underlying complex behaviors.