SBRI Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute - France (Lyon)

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Date event : October 5, 2018 - 12:00pm Conference / Talk Published on 09/19/2018 - 10:16am

Functionally heterogeneous synapses shape cell-wide plasticity of visual cortex neurons in vivo

 

Sami El-Boustani

EPFL, Lausanne

 

Neuronal circuits in the developing and mature brain are subject to dramatic changes driven by sensory inputs or motor learning, causing individual cells to modify their responses to individual inputs while maintaining a relatively stable level of overall activity. Cell-wide homeostatic plasticity was initially reported as a global mechanism for stabilizing the output firing rate of a cell by uniformly scaling up or down the effective strength of all its synapses...

 

Friday October 5th, 12pm, ISC Conference room.

Invited by Henry Kennedy