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Research groups

Christopher Thomas

Postgraduate Student

DPhil student - Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP

I joined the Vyazovskiy group as a DPhil student through the BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership in Interdisciplinary Bioscience, following my studies of BA Natural Sciences (Neuroscience) at the University of Cambridge and MSc Cognitive Science (Neural Computation & Neuroinformatics) at the University of Edinburgh.

My doctoral research project involves the analysis of spiking and local field potential data recorded in vivo from mouse frontal cortex, aiming to characterise how measures of neural dynamics (such as firing rate, synchrony, functional connectivity, criticality and complexity) are affected by sleep pressure and global brain state. My project further involves the use of theoretical and computational modelling to understand why sleep pressure accumulates in single neurones during waking and how it alters their function within local networks.