Heller Lecture Series - May 30th, 2018

Heller Lecture Series in Computational Neuroscience

 

Prof. Massimo Scanziani

University of California, San Francisco

   

 On the topic of

Cortical Circuits of Vision

 

Abstract:

The diversity of neuron types and synaptic connectivity patterns in the cerebral cortex is astonishing. How this cellular and synaptic diversity contributes to cortical function is beginning to emerge.  Using the mouse visual system as a model, I will discuss the mechanisms by which excitatory and inhibitory interactions between distinct neuron types contribute to the most basic operations performed by visual cortex. This lecture will highlight how the functional and structural analysis of cortical circuits allows us to bridge the gap between system and cellular neuroscience.

 

When
Where

ELSC, Silberman Bldg., 3rd wing, 6th floor