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Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner: Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz

2020-09-27T01:29:52-04:00September 27th, 2020|

Recognized for: Expanding our understanding of how neurons in the brain coordinate their activity to support our ability to form and recall memories. By uncovering the mechanisms of this coordinated activity in the brain, Fernández-Ruiz was able to alter how neurons are reactivated, demonstrating that memory can be improved artificially. http://blavatnikawards.org/honorees/profile/antonio-fernandez-ruiz/

Cooling of Medial Septum Reveals Theta Phase Lag Coordination of Hippocampal Cell Assemblies

2020-06-10T18:05:52-04:00June 10th, 2020|

Hippocampal theta oscillations coordinate neuronal firing to support memory and spatial navigation. The medial septum (MS) is critical in theta generation by two possible mechanisms: either a unitary “pacemaker” timing signal is imposed on the hippocampal system, or it may assist in organizing target subcircuits within the phase space of theta oscillations. We used temperature manipulation of the MS to test these models. Cooling of the MS reduced both theta frequency and [...]

Brain science podcast with György Buzsáki (BS 172)

2020-05-23T16:43:56-04:00May 23rd, 2020|

"The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki (BS 172) In this month’s episode of Brain Science I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights. This includes a new appreciation for the importance of the brain’s spontaneous activity and the implications for learning and [...]

The Brain from Inside Out receives PROSE award

2020-03-27T23:22:22-04:00March 27th, 2020|

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content. Biomedicine & Neuroscience The Brain from Inside Out by György Buzsáki, Oxford University Press

CellExplorer: framework for single cell classification

2020-05-14T09:09:39-04:00January 31st, 2020|

Click image to learn more CellExplorer is a graphical user interface (GUI), standardized pipeline, and data structure for exploring and classifying spike sorted single units acquired using extracellular electrodes. The large diversity of cell-types of the brain provides the means by which circuits perform complex operations. Understanding such diversity is one of the key challenges of modern neuroscience. These cells have many unique electrophysiological and behavioral features from which parallel cell-type classification [...]