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Hagan Group

Neural mechanisms of visual behaviour and cognition

Welcome to the Hagan Group

Our work focuses on understanding how cells in different areas of the brain
orchestrate their activity to communicate with one another.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, a member of the Neuroscience Program.
and the Department of Physiology.

Dr Maureen Hagan

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Our research

No area of the brain works in isolation. Areas of the brain work in concert with one another, forming functional networks defined by the connections between them. Cognition depends on coherent, inter-area communication across brain networks. In mammals, connections across brain areas segregated across cortical layers. This indicates a key organising principle in the brain for communicating information. Because of its ubiquity, the integration of inputs across cortical layers is arguably the most fundamental aspect of neural computation in the cortex, yet we know little about it. My lab uses multi-area, laminar recording to understand how the brain supports cognitive behaviour.

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