From vision to action

We study the neural basis of vision and navigation and develop approaches to investigate neural circuits in health and disease. Our research is centered on the visual cortex, its circuitry and its contribution to sensory perception and behavior.

Vincent Bonin

Group Leader
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, KU Leuven, since 20017
NERF Director, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, KU Leuven, 2012-2017
NERF Principal Investigator, since 2011
Postdoc: Harvard Medical School, Boston, 2006-2011
Smith-Kettlewell Inst, San Fransisco, 2002-2006

Research areas

Neurobiology Systems biology

Model organisms

Research focus

Understanding sensory processing in the brain

Our ability to comprehend the world and to interact with it relies on our brains’ ability to process sensory signals and transform them into flexible representations that support perception, learning, memory, and action. This processing seems effortless. Yet at its core lies an intricate network of nerve cells that extract and encode important sensory information.



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The Vincent Bonin Lab can only thrive thanks to the dedication and commitment of its people, no matter what their function or seniority.


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