Mechanisms of sparse coding in the dentate gyrus

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:30
Schmidt Lecture Hall
Prof. Dr. Heinz Beck
Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn Medical Center

Abstract: The dentate gyrus is the most important relay station that transfers polysensory information from the entorhinal cortex into the hippocampus proper. Theoretical and experimental evidence suggests that sparse coding of granule cells is critical for the ability to discriminate similar sensory percepts. The talk will explore mechanisms governing input-output transformations in the dentate gyrus ranging from cell-intrinsic dendritic integrative properties of granule cells to the control of information transfer by  modulatory and inhibitory motifs.

 

        Host: Prof. Ilan lampl ilan.lampl@weizmann.ac.il   tel: 3179

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