Top-down regulation of the organization of visual information in thalamus - Chinfei Chen

Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:00 pm

Clark Center Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series Presents

Top-down regulation of the organization of visual information in thalamus

Chinfei Chen, MD, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston

Host: Hannah Payne (Raymond Lab)

Abstract

Experience-dependent refinement of synaptic circuits is fundamental for normal neurological function.  Recent studies from our lab, using optogenetic and pharmacogenetic tools in the mouse, show that primary sensory pathways develop through the concurrent and interdependent remodeling of subcortical and cortical circuits in response to sensory experience.  These findings have implications for neurodevelopmental disorders, as potential aberrant changes in activity of the cortex during circuit consolidation can result in far reaching damage to subcortical areas.

When:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Clark Center Auditorium Map
Tags:

Seminar Science 

Audience:
Faculty/Staff, Students
Contact:
650-497-8019, neuroscience@stanford.edu
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