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Lauri Nurminen


Lauri Nurminen, Ph.D.

Lauri Nurminen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

I study cortical mechanisms of visual perception. Currently, I am interested in the roles of interactions between areas of the visual cortex in visual perception.
My work contributes to our understanding of how the brain generates subjective experiences, and how disrupted neural circuit function leads to altered visual perception in neuropsychiatric disorders that affect visual perception (e.g. autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease).  
My laboratory uses a combination of methods including high-density electrophysiology, optogenetics, and behavioral techniques.  
Before starting a laboratory at the UH, I did a PhD at the University of Helsinki, and postdoctoral training at the University of Utah and the Salk Institute.

My work is funded by the NIH, University of Houston, and Kavli Foundation.