Seminar: Dr Suresh Jesuthasan

Schreckstoff and the regulation of brain state
Wednesday 30 November @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)

Suresh Jesuthasan from the A*Star – Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Wednesday 30 November. It is known that the skin of some fish produces a substance that can induce terror in other species. During the talk, Suresh Jesuthasan will discuss the nature of the substance, and some insights his group has gained into the neural circuits mediating these effects.

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Seminar: Prof Karl Friston

I am therefore I think
Wednesday 23 November @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Le Gros Clark Lecture Theatre)

Karl Friston from University College London (UCL) will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Wednesday 23 November. Friston currently works on models of functional integration in the human brain and the principles that underlie neuronal interactions. His main contribution to theoretical neurobiology is a free-energy principle for action and perception (active inference).

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Seminar: Prof Richard Hahnloser

Social learning in songbirds: dissecting neural algorithms using behavioural experiments.
Monday 10 October @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Le Gros Clark Lecture Theatre)

Richard Hahnloser from the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Monday 10 October. He is interested in computational goals involving sensory inputs and motor outputs, and his research group studies vocal production and vocal learning in songbirds using reductionist experimental and theoretical approaches.

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Seminar: Prof Marcos Frank

Sleep and cortical plasticity: living the dream
Tuesday 13 September @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)

Marcos Frank from Washington State University will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Tuesday 13 September. He is interested in the regulation and function of sleep in developing and adult animals, particularly in relation to brain plasticity and the role of glia. His research group is working towards determining the role of sleep in the development of central visual pathways as well as the role of glia in the accumulation and discharge of sleep pressure and synaptic plasticity.

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