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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 [...]

Buzsaki Lab reunion, NYU, October 25, 2019

2019-11-26T22:38:34-05:00November 20th, 2019|

Buzsaki Lab reunion, NYU, October 25, 2019 First row Mihaly Voroslakos, Kamran Diba, Xiao-Jing Wang, Gyorgy Buzsaki, Azahara Oliva, Anna Conti, Farnaz Sharif, Ekin Kaya, Veronika Solt. Second (intermittent) row Xiaoyang Long (guest), Kenji Mizuseki, Anton Sirota, Manuel Valero, Karim Benchenane, Shengjia Zhang (guest), Andrea Cumpelik, Yiyao Zhang, Laura Green, Jolin Chou, Stephanie Rogers, Rachel Swanson, Maria Asplund (visitor), Derek Buhl, Dirk Isbrandt, Viktor Varga. Third row David Sullivan, David Tingley, Andres [...]

News article about Antonio’s study in Quanta Magazine

2019-08-06T15:56:21-04:00August 6th, 2019|

It’s very easy to break things in biology,” said Loren Frank, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco. “It’s really hard to make them work better.” Read the full review here and see our related study below. Long-duration Hippocampal Sharp Wave Ripples Improve Memory Fernández-Ruiz A, Oliva A, Fermino de Oliveira E, Rocha-Almeida F, Tinlgey D, Buzsáki G.. Science, June 2019. [PDF] [Link] [Supplemental]

The Elon Musk challenge

2019-07-20T10:04:59-04:00July 19th, 2019|

In rise of brain implants, blurring lines between man, machine? It sounds far-fetched: With a computer chip implanted in their brains, humans could boost their intelligence with instant access to the internet, write articles like this one by thinking it rather than typing, and communicate with each other without saying a thing ​– what entrepreneur Elon Musk calls “consensual telepathy.” Of course, it’s not really telepathy. It’s radio waves transmitting data from one [...]