Conferences - Seminars

  Wednesday 6 June 2018 12:15 - 13:15 SV 1717

BMI SEMINAR // Dissecting sleep circuits and function(s) in the brain

By Antoine Adamantidis, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland

Sleep is an essential component of animal behavior, controlled by both circadian and homeostatic processes. The advent of high-density electrophysiological recordings or imaging technologies together with opto- & pharmaco-genetics techniques have triggered a shift of consideration from a global to local, cell-defined circuit signatures of sleep. Thus, since the original discovery of hypothalamic centers controlling both sleep and wakefulness, current views now implicate typical brain oscillations as distinctive features of sleep and wake states that reflect recurrent activity amongst neural circuits. This lecture will summarize our investigation of the brain circuit mechanisms supporting sleep and sleep functions including memory consolidation.

Organization SV BMI Host : C. Sandi


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