Dr. Clémence Bernard and Thomas Shallcross are presidents of the NEUReka! committee at the Department of Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London. This committee of PhD students and Postdocs organise the NEUReka! seminar series, which has the aim of increasing proximity between world-leading neuroscientists and students and postdocs. Scientifica sponsor the seminar series, enabling the committee to organise researchers from … More Neurowire: Scientifica Meets – Dr. Clémence Bernard and Thomas Shallcross, presidents of NEUReka
Dr Joris de Wit from the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research recently gave a talk as part of the NEUReka! seminar series at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London. He explained the importance of adhesion molecules in defining the structure and function of synaptic connections. https://www.scientifica.uk.com/neurowire/the-role-of-adhesion-molecules-in-synaptic-function
NEUReka! (King’s College London, Centre for Developmental Neurobiology) and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre are hosting their second, discussion focused, joint symposium, this year with the title: “From synapses to behaviour: what is the quantum of neural computation?” Abstract: Currently there is no agreement between neuroscientists as to what can be described as a computational unit of the brain. … More Neureka! / SWC joint symposium!
Professor Matteo Carandini, who runs a joint research group with Professor Kenneth Harris at University College London, kicked off the 2018 NEUReka! seminar series at the Centre for Developmental Neuroscience, King’s College London. During his talk he illustrated how brain areas outside the hippocampus, such as the primary visual cortex and the posterior parietal cortex, … More Navigation: More than a hippocampal affair
Professor Zhaoping Li of the Department of Computer Science at University College London gave a really thought provoking seminar explaining how the brain creates saliency maps for what the retina sees and how the map for exogenous attentional guidance has ‘migrated’ from the optic tectum to the primary visual cortex during evolution. Check out the NEUReka! … More Looking without seeing: Exogenous attentional guidance from primates to fish
Dr Natalia De Marco Garcia works at The Brain and Mind Research Institute, part of the Weill Cornell Medical College as an Assistant Professor. The De Marco Lab is interested in how neurons find their destination in the brain and how they integrate into the surrounding network. Follow the link to check out the latest … More Sensory inputs control cell type specific dynamics in developing cortical networks.
Neurons are biochemically, morphologically and electrically diverse. However, there is little consensus on what this prominent feature of the brain contributes to circuit function. We aim to foster discussion of the potential roles of neuronal diversity by bringing together experts in Developmental, Experimental and Computational Neuroscience to share their perspectives on this issue. This will … More Neuronal diversity – what is it for? Inaugural annual discussion-based event co-organised by NEUReka! (CDN) and SystSems (SWC and Gatsby)
On May 5th 2016, we had the pleasure of hosting a very special guest at NEUReka! Having had a previous appearance at the Cortex Club in Oxford several years ago, Dr Melanie Woodin happily accepted to continue this tradition and give a talk at our newer – London based – NEUReka! seminar series. When Melanie … More Melanie Woodin: KCC2 blurs the lines between excitatory and inhibitory synapses
Professor David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London was NEUReka!’s first speaker of the new year. With a full house, he eloquently argued why the study of psychedelic drugs is important to neuroscience research and how these drugs might ultimately be useful in psychiatric therapies. Before psychedelic drugs were banned in the 1960s, scientists … More David Nutt ‘The acid test? Using psychedelics to understand human brain function’
Advances in Science come in equal parts from theoretical insights, novel data and technological breakthroughs. The power of technological advances lies in bringing to light phenomena that were previously unobservable, revealing just how much we were missing out on. Adam Packer did not invent a new technique. What he succeeded in doing, however, was no … More Adam Packer ‘All-Optical Interrogation of Neural Circuits’