Events / CNI Seminar: Julie Haas

CNI Seminar: Julie Haas

November 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hybrid event – see listing for details

Julie Haas
Department of Biological Sciences
Lehigh University


BRB 251 and via Zoom


Electrical Synapses: Plasticity and Cortical Attention to the Sensory Surround


Electrical synapses are the main form of communication within the thalamic reticular nucleus, which focuses an attentional spotlight for the cortex. I will show our experimental evidence that these synapses undergo activity-dependent plasticity, and our computational efforts to understand the special role of electrical synapses within thalamic relay circuitry.