Location: HSB G-328, 10:30am (unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday -October 30, 2013 - 2013 Crill Lecture
Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D., Professor, Brandeis University
Brains are the most complex machines in the known universe, and undergo constant modifications to store information and adapt to a changing environment. How do such plastic mechanisms shape the output of brain circuits without compromising their stability and integrity? In this talk I will discuss emerging evidence that neurons and circuits within the central nervous system accomplish this remarkable feat through a set of “homeostatic” plasticity mechanisms that allow neurons to sense how active they are and to adjust their properties to maintain stable firing.
Alt Time: 4 p.m.
Alt Location: T-747