"What the rat's whisker tells the rat's brain:
The end-of-term MCN Monday Lecture features a talk by Prof. Dr. Heiko Luhmann from the Physiology Institute at Universität Mainz titled
“What the rat's whisker tells the rat's brain: processing of sensory
information in the rat barrel cortex in vivo”
Using 128-channel extracellular recordings from up to 74 neurons simultaneously we recently described temporally precise sensory evoked spike sequences in adult rat barrel cortex in vivo (Reyes-Puerta et al., Cerebral Cortex, 2014). Although these spike sequences were regularly led by inhibitory interneurons in layer 4 of the activated whisker-related column, the subsequent activity pattern was scattered in different layers and neighboring columns. Using computational analyses the role of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in cortical sensory processing will be discussed.
Date: Monday, February 02, 2015
Location: B01.019, Biocenter, Großhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Martinsried