Sensory inputs control cell type specific dynamics in developing cortical networks.

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.

Neuronal diversity – what is it for? Inaugural annual discussion-based event co-organised by NEUReka! (CDN) and SystSems (SWC and Gatsby)

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)

Melanie Woodin: KCC2 blurs the lines between excitatory and inhibitory synapses

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

David Nutt ‘The acid test? Using psychedelics to understand human brain function’

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’

Adam Packer ‘All-Optical Interrogation of Neural Circuits’

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’

NEUReka! 2015/16 Inaugural Seminar with Florian Engert

“By carefully observing a behaving zebrafish we gained a profound insight – the fish has two eyes!” Florian Engert, 7 September 2015 How can we understand the brain? Florian Engert tackled this basic yet fundamental question during the first NEUReka! seminar of 2015/16 at King’s College London on September 7. Florian is one of those … More NEUReka! 2015/16 Inaugural Seminar with Florian Engert

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NEUReka! is a PhD student and postdoc association created with the purpose of organising an informal and discussion-heavy seminar series focused on increasing proximity between world-leading neuroscientists and students and postdocs. We have modelled our approach on the Oxford University Cortex Club  and share with this association a focus on exciting and speculative ideas at … More Hello!