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Frank Ohl (Neuroprostheses, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Center for Learning and Memory Research, Magdeburg, Germany)

"Micro- and mesoscopic aspects of cortical neurodynamics" / Thursday, June 17, 2010, 17:15 h
When Jun 17, 2010
from 05:00 PM to 07:20 PM
Where Lecture Hall, Hansastr. 9a
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Bernstein Seminar
Frank Ohl
Neuroprostheses, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Center for Learning and Memory Research
Magdeburg, Germany

Micro- and mesoscopic aspects of cortical neurodynamics

Thursday, June 17, 2010

17:15 h

Lecture Hall (ground floor)
BCCN building
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg
The terms "microscopic" and "mesoscopic" are borrowed from physics and used here to denote two levels of describing functional organization of neocortical neuronal activity, basically (multiple) single unit firing behavior and local field potential activity, respectively. These terms appear suitable because the (yet unsolved) problem of combining these two levels of description bears similarities to the corresponding problem in physics. In the talk I will try to present a few examples where microscopic or macroscopic neuronal observables have been demonstrated to be relevant for rodent behavioral neuroscience. One of these examples will be the robust phenomenon of stimulus-specific adaptation for which microscopic and mesoscopic observables have yielded discernible but potentially interrelatable accounts.
The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!


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