Diego Gutnisky started as a Postdoctoral Associate in Janelia Farm on February, 2011. He is interested in studying how the dynamics of large neural populations evolve during learning of sensory-motor tasks. The vibrissae system in the mouse is ideal to explore how sensory-motor associations occur in specific cortical and subcortical areas. Several different mouse lines allow a precise dissection of the neural circuits and cell-types involved in whisker-dependent object location tasks. To achieve this goal, Diego uses behavioral techniques developed in the lab for head-fixed mice along with several physiological and computational techniques such as multi-electrode recordings in the awake and anesthesized animal, two-photon recordings of large neural populations and machine learning algorithms to unravel the interactions of neural ensembles involved in the task.