Department of Biological Sciences
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.