Associate Professor Physiology
E-mail: erik.cook [at] mcgill.ca
Research Area: Cellular Mechanisms; Biological Modelling
My research focuses on the signal processing capabilities of neurons and its link to perception and behavior. Thus, we are working to decipher the neural code, the rules neurons use to process and encode information in their electrical activity. The lab uses a combination of electrophysiological, behavioral, and computational techniques. We measure neuronal responses and construct quantitative models that link neuronal activity to perception and behavior. Our systems level approach is essential for understanding neuronal computation and higher brain function.