Learning from brain evolution: Exploring cortical function, brain circuit dynamics and sleep with reptiles

Research report (imported) 2015 - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Laurent, Gilles
Connectomics / Neurale Systeme und Kodierung / Synaptische Plastizität

The Laurent lab at the MPI for Brain Research works on deciphering rules of brain computation using simpler systems and model organisms for experimentation. Much of their interest is focused on cortical computation. The only non-mammalian animals with a layered cortex are the non-avian reptiles, and their cortex is much simpler as compared to mammals. Using turtles and lizards, the group of Gilles Laurent has undertaken a study of visual cortex, of cortical dynamics – travelling waves and oscillations – and of sleep.

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