Conferences - Seminars

20FEB
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Abstract: During our daily life, we depend on memories of past experiences to plan future behaviour. These memories are represented by the activity of specific neuronal groups or ‘engrams’. Neuronal engrams are assembled during learning by synaptic modification, and engram reactivation represents the memorized experience. Engrams of conscious memories are initially stored in the hippocampus ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Marlene Bartos - Emergence of stable and dynamic memory engrams in the hippocampus"
By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
06MAR
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Hippocampal mossy fiber synapses are an important element in the hippocampus and exhibit various forms of synaptic plasticity. To investigate the mechanism of transmitter release and its modulation, we used presynaptic capacitance measurements and EPSC recording to measure the kinetics of transmitter release. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy was used to visualize ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Takeshi Sakaba - Biophysics of transmitter release at the mossy fiber synapse"
By Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function, Graduate School of ...
13MAR
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Outside of its well-characterized actions in the HPA axis, the stress-associated peptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) regulates neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in several extrahypothalamic brain regions. Previous research has shown that CRF in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) promotes appetitive behavior through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. We have recently showed that CRF potentiates both dopaminergic ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Julia Lemos - Dissecting the actions of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in the nucleus accumbens"
By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
20MAR
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Identical objects and figures may look different in different contexts. This is a general phenomenon, manifested in many different domains of vision research, and it can provide important insights into various perceptual mechanisms. The talk will start with examples of salient contextual effects involving perception of transparency, gaze direction, 3D shape, and amodal completion. Most ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Dejan Todorovic - Effects of context in perception and visual illusions"
By  Dejan Todorovic, Lab of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University ...
27MAR
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Nutritional decisions are key determinants of health, wellbeing and aging. We want to understand how animals decide what to eat and how these decisions affect the fitness of the animal. To achieve a mechanistic, integrated, whole-animal understanding of nutritional decision-making we work at the interface of behavior, metabolism, microbiome, and physiology in the adult Drosophila ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Carlos Ribeiro - The brain as a central regulator of nutrition: how needs turn into wants"
By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
03APR
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By Samuel Muscinelli, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Gerstner Lab), BMI, SV, EPFL ...
04DEC
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By Marion Silies, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute for Development and Neurobiology (iDN ...