Thursday Seminar Series, Massimo Scanziani, PhD

When Nov 06, 2014
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone 919-843-8536
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Massimo Scanziani, PhD, is a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California-San Diego.  The Scanziani lab focuses on the role of elementary cortical circuits resulting from the interaction between excitatory and inhibitory neurons. The function of these circuits has remained elusive. They have shown that feed-forward inhibitory circuits are crucial to enforce temporal fidelity of excitatory transmission. By expanding these investigations to the somatosensory cortex, a system where temporal precision plays a fundamental role in sensory processing, they have demonstrated that faithful transmission of temporal information about a sensory stimulus relies on feed-forward inhibition.

 

The title of his talk will be:

Cortical Circuits of Vision