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dc.contributor.authorConnors, Barry
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-26T15:32:51Z
dc.date.available2016-10-26T15:32:51Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/55972
dc.descriptionPresented on October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience (IBB), room 1128, Georgia Tech.en_US
dc.descriptionDr. Connors is the L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Medical Science, and Chair of Neuroscience at Brown University. His research group studies the functions of neurons, synapses (electrical and chemical), and circuits in the mammalian forebrain. In recent years they have developed strategies for dissecting circuit and interneuron functions in the pathways between thalamus and neocortex using a combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics, imaging, anatomy, and computation. They use both in vitro and in vivo preparations. Their general goals are to understand the neural mechanisms and development of thalamocortical function and dynamics, as well as pathological processes such as epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition to basic research, he is also interested in undergraduate and medical education, and he has coauthored textbooks neuroscience and physiology.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 62:46 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe thalamus provides sensory information to the cerebral cortex, but the cortex also sends massive input to the thalamus. Top-down corticothalamic projections may allow the cortex to regulate sensory processing by modulating the excitability of thalamic neurons. I will describe unique modular circuits within the deep layers of the somatosensory cortex that give rise to corticothalamic axons. I will also show that corticothalamic regulation is a highly dynamic process; it relies on a time- and frequency-dependent balance of feed-forward excitation and inhibition that can switch the excitability and sensory throughput of the thalamus according to ongoing behavioral demands.en_US
dc.format.extent62:46 minutes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGT Neuro Seminar Seriesen_US
dc.subjectCerebral cortexen_US
dc.subjectNeural circuitsen_US
dc.subjectNeuroscienceen_US
dc.subjectSynapsesen_US
dc.subjectThalamusen_US
dc.titleHow the Cortex Regulates the Thalamusen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Neural Engineering Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameBrown University. Dept. of Neuroscienceen_US


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