The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg


Announcement for the next
BCCN Seminar

Prof. Dr. Frank Rattay

Vienna University of Technology

Neuron modeling: External excitation of neural tissue with microelectrodes


Thursday, October 25th, 2007

17:15h

Lecture Hall (ground floor)
BCCN building
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg
Abstract:

Neural responses to injected currents and to externally applied electric fields are quite different. However, most of the surprising phenomena can be explained with a rather simple biophysical model. The theory explains, e.g., how cathodic and anodic thresholds depend on electrode positions and which regions of a target neuron are sensitive for spike initiation.

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