Sandro Romani’s goal is to understand how neural circuits perform computations relevant for behavior. Romani and his team want to identify the principles underlying these computations and relate them to mechanistic models of coordinated neural and synaptic dynamics. Specifically, they are investigating information processing in single neurons, dynamics of synaptic transmission, encoding of information in populations of neurons, and collective dynamics of neural circuits. They build on these to study fundamental computations underlying perception, memory, and action across species. The team is particularly interested in how neural circuits encode, store, maintain, and update information generated from experiences, and how the retrieval of stored information guides behavior.