Thu 21. Feb 2019

15:30 | : Seeing depth with two eyes: the binocular physiology of 3D space

Professor Andrew J Parker MA, PhD, ScD, FRSB


Dept Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics


University of Oxford



The talk summarizes the recent G L Brown Prize Lectures given at the Physiological Society.  Andrew's research explores many aspects of spatial vision and the neuronal mechanisms of perceptual decisions, but especially concentrates on the neurophysiology and neuro-imaging of stereoscopic vision in non-human primates.  Additionally, Andrew will broaden the topic with some human imaging data.


Host: Emrah Düzel

Date

Thu 21. Feb 2019
Time Begin: 15:30

Location

DZNE (House 64), conference room 121

Organizer

Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE

Thu 28. Feb 2019

15:00 | : Giving the Brain More Neurons: From the Womb to the Grave

Prof. Dr. Federico Calegari, DFG Regenerative Centeer Dresden


My group has found that the length of the G1 phase of the cell cycle influences the fate of somatic stem cells. This allowed us to promote the expansion of neural stem cells during development [1] and adulthood [2] and ultimately increase the number of neurons generated in the mammalian brain. This finding was important to reveal the contribution of specific progenitor types in cortical expansion and gyrification during evolution [3] and the role of adult neurogenesis in promoting the processing of sensory information [4] and cognitive performance [5] throughout life. Our ambition is to understand how tuning the number of neurons in specific brain areas can improve brain function, hence, gain insights into the basis of cognition.


  1. Lange et al., Cell Stem Cell, 2009
  2. Artegiani et al., J Exp Med, 2011
  3. Nonaka-Kinoshita et al., EMBO J, 2013
  4. Bragado Alonso et al., EMBO J, 2019
  5. Will be presented

Organized by Kentaroh Takagaki and Frank Ohl.

Date

Thu 28. Feb 2019
Time Begin: 15:00

Location

Ebbinghaus Lecture Hall, LIN

Organizer

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, LIN
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