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Matthias Hennig (Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

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"Neural homeostasis: what is stable and what changes?" / Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 17:15 h

What
  • Bernstein Seminar
When May 28, 2013
from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Lecture Hall, Hansastr. 9a
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Bernstein Seminar
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Matthias Hennig
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
 
Neural homeostasis: what is stable and what changes?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

17:15 h

Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg

Abstract:

Neurons control their activity through various homeostatic processes that modulate intrinsic excitability and synaptic strength following chronic changes in activity. A common interpretation of the current experimental data is that neurons attempt to maintain their activity levels within a set-point range to stabilize function and network dynamics. There is however no direct evidence for this set-point hypothesis, and in this context it is also unclear why homeostasis involves multiple parallel pathways and different targets. Here I will discuss recent theoretical work that addresses these issues. In particular, I will highlight differences between the effects of homeostatic processes acting either locally or globally, both at the level of a neuron and network.

The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!
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