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Research groups

Seb Klavinskis-Whiting

DPhil Student

Understanding deep sensory representations

I am a doctoral student under the supervision of Dr Nicol Harper, Prof Andrew King and Prof David Dupret. I am interested in the role of prediction in the cortex as a means of explaining the diverse tuning properties and connectivity patterns found along different sensory pathways. To this end, I will use both computational approaches including recurrent neural network models of auditory and visual systems, as well as in vivo calcium imaging to validate this modelling work.

Prior to my DPhil, I completed my undergraduate in Experimental Psychology followed by an MSc in Neuroscience, both at Oxford. During my MSc, I undertook lab rotations with Dr Nicol Harper investigating the role of recurrency in network models of visual function as well as Dr Tommas Ellender looking at early network activity across the neonatal thalamus and striatum.