Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Francisco Clascá, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation: Professor of Human Anatomy & Neuroscience, Dept. of Anatomy & Graduate Program in Neuroscience; Director, Applied Anatomy Center, Autónoma de Madrid University, School of Medicine
Hosts: Michael Halassa, Ph.D., Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., FRS
Talk title: Wiring for cognition: axonal and synaptic diversity of thalamocortical higher-order pathways.
Abstract: I will review recent evidence that the circuits created by thalamic projection neuron axons are far more complex and synaptically diverse than previously believed. Through branched axons and diverse synaptic structures, individual thalamic neurons may selectively share signals, according to behaviorally-relevant logic, with several cortical and subcortical cell populations.