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Mon 26 Feb 16:30: Adrian Seminar - "Functional synaptic architecture of visual cortex"

From Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience. Published on Feb 01, 2018.

Adrian Seminar - "Functional synaptic architecture of visual cortex"

The pioneering work of Hubel and Wiesel defined the fundamental challenge in understanding the functional organization of visual cortex: How do cortical circuits transform the information supplied by different populations of retinal ganglion cells into coherent representations of the visual world? Their demonstration of emergent properties of cortical circuits such as selectivity for the orientation of edges, and an orderly columnar architecture for orientation preference set the stage for a host of studies that have addressed the circuit mechanisms responsible for this transform. While progress has been substantial, the fine scale functional synaptic architecture that allows individual neurons to integrate inputs from diverse sources to produce coherent sensory representations remains largely unknown. This presentation will focus on recent studies employing a combination of in vivo imaging and stimulation techniques with cellular and synaptic resolution that provide new insights into the role that functional specificity in synaptic connections and dendritic topology play in shaping the cortical transform.

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Thu 22 Mar 16:00: Foster Talk - Professor Liz Robertson, William Dunn Institute, Oxford

From Foster Talks. Published on Jan 24, 2018.

Foster Talk - Professor Liz Robertson, William Dunn Institute, Oxford

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Mon 12 Mar 16:30: Adrian Seminar: Ensemble coding in amygdala circuits

From Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience. Published on Jan 22, 2018.

Adrian Seminar: Ensemble coding in amygdala circuits

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