Stauffer Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology

Go deep, or go home...

Our lab specializes in how the brain gives rise to the mind. Specifically, we study neural circuits that respond to, and generate, aspects of our subjective mental narrative - including values, emotions, and decisions.

We are committed to achieving deep insights that span multiple 'levels of understanding' - from goals, to algorithms, to cell type specific implementations.


Research Areas

COMPLEXITY

UNCERTAINTY

EMOTIONS

CELL TYPES, CIRCUITS, and AAVS


Representative Publications

Transcriptional and anatomical diversity of medium spiny neurons

scAAVengr

Rare rewards amplify dopamine responses

Recent News


August 2022: The lab had 4 posters accepted for SfN.


August 9, 2022: Ny joins the lab as a Research Technician.


June 1, 2022: Xiangting joins the lab as an Undergraduate Student Researcher.


May 20, 2022: Jordan joins the lab as a Research Technician.


May 16, 2022: Olivia B. joins the lab as an Undergraduate Student Researcher.


March 17, 2022: Bill and Tao attend the COSYNE conference.


January 28, 2022: Tao’s poster was accepted at COSYNE!



We are dedicated to cultivating a diverse lab environment, and do not discriminate based on race or ethnicity, immigration status, sexuality or gender identity, socio-economic, or disability status.