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My research interest is focused on understanding the mechanism mediating the partitioning of functional areas in the neocortex in mice. Neocortex is a mammalian-specific cortical structure that is the seat of consciousness. This structure is divided into discrete regions, called areas, that are each responsible for processing different types of information. For example, the visual area of neocortex processes information brought in from the eyes and the motor area makes decisions related to body movements.