Kavli Institute NeuroLunch

Sponsored by KIBS and the NeuroTechnology Center
December 15, 2015

December 15th, 2015

Luis Carrillo Reid, PhD  Yuste Lab

"Imprinting and recalling cortical ensembles with two-photon optogenetics in vivo"

Speaker Bio:
My background is in electronics and Biomedical sciences. My research interests are towards the understanding of the basic mechanisms that allow the formation and modification of sequential activity patterns in biological neural networks.

Presentation Summary:
Cortical neuronal ensembles constitute the building blocks underlying the internal representation of the external world. However, whether it is possible to imprint and recall artificially created neuronal ensembles has been difficult to investigate. We used simultaneous two-photon optogenetics and imaging of neuronal populations in vivo to activate specific groups of neurons with single cell resolution. Our findings open the possibility to reprogram ad libitum cortical microcircuits.

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