Optical dissection of the thalamocortical circuits underlying the processing of sensory information in the mouse somatosensory system. Tommaso Fellin - 24/05/2019
24 maggio 2019 ore 11.00
Tommaso Fellin (IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy) https://www.iit.it/people/
"Optical dissection of the thalamocortical circuits underlying the processing of sensory information in the mouse somatosensory system"
Sensory cortices are organized in multiple interconnected layers and contain several functionally distinct neural subnetworks. Elucidating the logic of interaction within and between cortical layers and subnetworks is essential for understanding the cellular basis of cortical function. In this seminar, will be focused on the role of specific layers in the modulation of sensory responses in the mouse somatosensory cortex. Will be also presented the development and application of new optical methods to monitor and bidirectionally manipulate the activity of neurons with high spatial resolution. Will be discussed how these new technologies may greatly facilitate our understanding of the network mechanisms underlying brain function.
CNR Seminar Room (EMBL Rome, Adriano Buzzati-Traverso Campus, Via Ramarini 32, 00015 Monterotondo, Italy)
Host: Santiago Rompani