Empowering the Future of Neuroscience

Empowering the Future of Neurosceince

Emergence of organization and computation in neural circuits across scales

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva, Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Technical University of Munich
Date & Time: 2023-05-12T12:00
Location:Hörsaal der Physiologie II, Nussallee 11, 53115 Bonn.
Zoom Meeting ID: 631 6898 1899 | Passcode: 334484


Many nervous systems develop and form functional circuits through a long period of development involving a myriad of mechanisms. Some of these are determined by genes and molecules, while others depend on neural activity patterns. I will present how these diverse mechanisms work together to set up neural circuits shortly after an animal is born, enabling it to gradually acquire its cognitive and behavioral capabilities. I will focus on the visual system, and demonstrate how neural circuits became established to perform different computations. I will focus on some specific mechanisms such as inhibitory synaptic plasticity and the emergence of excitatory and inhibitory balance, and its role in the detection of novel stimuli.