I did my undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University, majoring in Cognitive Science and History. My current research focuses on the claustrum, a small brain structure whose function is only now being uncovered. I combine physiology and behavior in transgenic mice to record and manipulate claustral neurons in vivo. I am particularly interested in the connectivity and function of genetically and anatomically defined neuronal circuits.
This study was highlighted in Nature Reviews Neuroscience
As well as in a Dispatch in Current Biology
A lay audience summary of the paper was featured at TheScienceBreaker
Atlan et al. (2016), Mapping Synaptic Cortico-Claustral Connectivity in the Mouse, J Comp Neuro 525(6); 1381-1402.
Goll*, Atlan*, and Citri, (2015), Attention: The Claustrum, Trends in Neurosciences 38(8); 486-495.