Munich Neuroscience Calendar

Event:

08.10.2018, 18:00 Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience

Event Type: Talk
Speaker: Siegrid Löwel
Institute: Department of Systems Neuroscience, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Title: The dynamic architecture of the adult visual cortex: How to keep my brain young?

Location:
LMU Biocenter, Room B01.019
Großhaderner Str. 2
82152 Martinsried

Host: Andreas Herz
Host Email: herz@bccn-munich.de
Abstract:
My lab is focussed on understanding the development and plasticity of neuronal circuits in the mammalian cortex. We use a combination of techniques, including various imaging/physiological techniques and behavioural analyses to explore how experience and learning influence the structure and function of nerve cell networks. In my lecture, I will i) focus on very recent experiments about the role of various stimulating environments on visual cortical plasticity in mice, and ii) present a completely new molecular mechanism governing both the duration of a critical period in early postnatal development and the maturation of nerve cell contacts.

References:
Löwel et al (2017) eNeuroforum, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/nf-2017-A050
Huang et al. (2015) PNAS 112(24):E3131-40