Postdoctoral Fellow
Mohammad Khazali

Numerous cortical and sub-cortical brain areas are activated during visually guided coordination of eye and hand movements. How do these areas manage to send and read the needed information to orchestrate the movement is still an open question. Mohammad is applying simultaneous recordings from different areas of the posterior parietal cortex in combination with mathematical tools and optogenetic manipulations to pinpoint the neural communication patterns that govern this coordination. Prior to joining the lab, he worked with Peter Thier in Tuebingen University – Germany, where he studied the visual cortex contribution to the perception of verticality.