Organizer

Cendra Agulhon
Email
cendra.agulhon@parisdescartes.fr

Other Organizers

Rossella Conti
Email
rossella.conti@parisdescartes.fr

Speakers

Location

Conference room R229
Centre Universitaire des Saints Pères
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Date

Nov 15 2019

Time

11 h 30 min - 12 h 30 min

Labels

Neuroscience Seminar Series

Multisensory mechanisms of place cells and theta rhythm, by Mayank Mehta

Summary:

The hippocampus is responsible for learning and spatial mapping. How does the hippocampus turn sensory stimuli into mental maps of space and how do they guide navigation? To address these questions, we have developed a noninvasive virtual reality system for rats where sensory and behavioral variables can be precisely manipulated. We measured neural responses from the cortico-hippocampal circuit while rats performed spatial tasks, such as the Virtual (Water) Maze navigation. We developed computational techniques to decipher the emergent neural dynamics. We also measured the membrane potential of individual dendritic branches in freely behaving rats for up to four days. The results provide surprising insights about place
cells and dendritic computations.

Pr. Mehta’s website

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