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    October 29th, 2021 – Daniel Schulz (Neuro-PSI, Paris-Saclay University ) – Studying tactile feature encoding in the somatosensory cortex for optimizing a closed-loop brain-machine interface in mice

    Tactile information is acquired and processed in the brain through concerted interactions between movement and sensation. We study neuronal processes responsible for the coding of sensorimotor information in the barrel cortex of rodents by using a comprehensive approach including electrophysiological,…  Continue reading

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    October 22nd, 2021 – Anita Lüthi (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) – When the locus coeruleus speaks up in sleep: advancing the neurobiology of sensory vigilance

    There is no doubt that sleep is quite the opposite of wakefulness. Behaviorally, meaningful interactions with the environment are suppressed; neurobiologically, wake-promoting brain areas are silent. However, since decades we know that at least some wake-promoting areas continue to discharge action potentials…  Continue reading

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    October 15th, 2021 – German Sumbre (ENS, Paris) – Principles of functional circuit connectivity: Insights from the zebrafish optic tectum

    Spontaneous neuronal activity in sensory brain regions is spatiotemporally structured, suggesting that this ongoing activity may have a functional role. Nevertheless, the neuronal interactions underlying these spontaneous activity patterns, and their biological relevance, remain elusive. We addressed these questions using…  Continue reading

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    September 24th, 2021 – Séverine Boillée (ICM, Paris) – Modifying macrophages at the periphery has the capacity to modify microglial reactivity and to extend ALS mouse survival

    Microglia, the macrophage of the CNS and peripheral macrophages, combined, have been implicated in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the most common adult-onset motor neuron disease, but without discriminating their respective roles. Since we have shown that microglial cells participated to…  Continue reading