Functionally specific circuits in sensory and motor behaviors - Fan Wang

Thursday, March 29, 2018

12:00 pm

Clark Center Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series Presents

Functionally specific circuits in sensory and motor behaviors

Fan Wang, Ph.D

Professor of Neurobiology and Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center

Host: Nirao Shah

Abstract

We developed a methodology called CANE for capturing activated neuronal ensembles. We applied the CANE technology to study motor cortical circuits involved in learning a skilled reaching and grasping task, midbrain circuits for controlling ultrasonic vocalization, as well as circuits for processing affective pain. In each case, neuronal ensembles specifically involved in the specific behaviors were identified in regions otherwise containing heterogenous populations of neurons serving diverse functions. We use a combination of in vivo imaging in freely behaving mice, electrophysiology and optogenetic manipulations during behaviors to reveal the causal functions of identified neuronal ensembles.

When:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Clark Center Auditorium Map
Tags:

Seminar Science 

Audience:
Faculty/Staff, Students
Contact:
650-497-8019, neuroscience@stanford.edu
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