Recording from a myriad of neurons to understand behaviour

External Event - 25th Feb 2020

Tue, 25 February 2020

13:00 – 14:00 GMT

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Darwin Lecture Theatre

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This is a UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture

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About the lecture:

Behaviour arises from the joint activity of millions of neurons distributed across the brain. To understand this joint activity, we must record activity all over the brain at the neuronal scale, during behaviour. This has recently become possible thanks to a new technology co-developed at UCL, called Neuropixels. With this technology, a single scientist at UCL was able to record from 30,000 neurons during a decision-making task, revealing that decisions are mediated by networks that are surprisingly distributed across the brain. UCL is leading a worldwide collaboration, the International Brain Laboratory, to scale this achievement to 1 million neurons.

About the speaker:

Matteo Carandini is the GlaxoSmithKline / Fight for Sight Professor of Visual Neuroscience at University College London. He co-directs the Cortical Processing Laboratory and helps steer the Neuropixels Collaboration and the International Brain Laboratory.

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