Joao Couto

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Postdoctoral Scientist

Bonin lab


  • Started at NERF: 01/02/2017
  • Last day at NERF: 20/12/2019
  • This person is no longer at NERF.


I study how the brain to recovers from irreversible loss of sensory input. To this end I use large scale calcium two-photon imaging to sample large populations of neurons in visual cortex of behaving mice during plasticity. I use optogenetics and circuit tracing techniques to identify sets of inputs responsible for the reactivation of visual cortex.