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Welcome to Omid Yaghmazadeh

2017-10-17T15:30:36+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Omid is our newest Postdoctoral fellow. He has background in Electrical Engineering and Electronic Devices. He received his PhD in Organic Electronics from Ecole Polytechnique, France and his current research interest and focus is on the interactions of external electromagnetic fields with the brain.

Pyramidal Cell-Interneuron Circuit Architecture and Dynamics in Hippocampal Networks

2017-10-16T13:45:58+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

English, McKenzie, et al. identify, validate, and quantify monosynaptic connections between pyramidal cells and interneurons, using the spike timing of pre- and postsynaptic neurons in vivo. Their large-scale method uncovers a backbone of connectivity rules in the hippocampus CA1 circuit. Highlights Pyramidal cell-interneuron monosynaptic connections identified using spike timing Skewed distribution of connection probability and strength Short-term plasticity of connection strength is synapse specific Presynaptic cooperativity and postsynaptic timing impact spike transmission probability [...]

Study Finds That Rats May Have Nightmares Too

2017-09-18T12:15:03+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Study Finds That Rats May Have Nightmares Too Nightmares may not be an experience exclusive to humans alone. New research finds that rats might have scary dreams when they fall asleep too. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, was performed by scientists from New York University, who did an experiment that demonstrated that when rats go through frightening stages, the panic reaction they feel is reactivated during sleep. An experience perhaps similar [...]

Memory function of sharp wave ripples

2017-09-18T12:03:39+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Memory function of sharp wave ripple A short video about sharp wave ripples made by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Brain Prize to highlight Gyorgy Buzsaki's work as a previous recipient of the Brain Prize.