Ágatha Alves Anet

Research Assistant

I am currently assisting Dr Weiler, from Margrie Lab, in investigating how the interhemispheric connections of Layer 6 neurons of the visual cortex contribute to build behaviour, using tasks.

Before joining the SWC, I graduated in Biomedical Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2019, there I studied the role of the retrosplenial cortex in the modulation of neuropathic pain using optogenetics in animal models. During my undergraduate studies I also did an one year internship at College de France, working on the encoding of odour fear memory in the piriform cortex. In 2020, I finished my Masters in Brain Sciences at UCL, my main interest was to explore the cognitive underpinnings of catastrophising through computerised cognitive tasks and computational models.