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Location: HSB G-328, 10:30am (unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday -October 30, 2013 - 2013 Crill Lecture

"Self-tuning neurons and firing rate homeostasis in visual cortical networks"

Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D., Professor, Brandeis University
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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