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Dr Paul Dodson

Dr Paul Dodson

Dr Paul Dodson
BSc, PhD

Lecturer

Area of research

Encoding of behaviour by basal ganglia circuits

Office E17
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neu,
Biomedical Sciences Building, University Walk BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2233

Research summary

To perform an action, one must use sensory information to plan the action, and then execute the required movements to achieve the goal. My lab studies a key part of the brain important for these processes – the basal ganglia.  Our research focusses on understanding how different types of neuron in the basal ganglia encode behaviour and how this goes wrong in diseases like Parkinson’s. We use in vivo single-unit recording and labelling, optogenetic manipulation, and behavioural analyses to link the molecular profile of different neurons with their role in behaviour.

 

Biography

Paul graduated in Physiology and received his ...

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