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Neural circuits controlling sleep

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Speaker

Yang Dan, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
HHMI Investigator
University of California, Berkeley

Summary

Yang Dan’s lab uses electrophysiology, imaging, optogenetic, and computational techniques to study functions of the mammalian brain. They have studied microcircuits underlying visual cortical computation and mechanisms for cortical plasticity at multiple levels, from synapse to perception. Recent work has revealed the mechanisms by which brainstem, hypothalamus, and basal forebrain circuits exert powerful control of sleep-wake brain states.


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