Next Circuits Club

27th September 2019 - 4:00 pm at he BCCN lecture hall (Haus 6, Philippstra├če 13, 10115 Berlin)

Michael Halassa

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Interactions between the cortex and thalamus are critical for sensation, action and cognition. However, most of our understanding of these interactions is in the context of sensory processing. My lab has focused on cortico-thalamic loops that are non-sensory, allowing us to discover new principles of cortico-thalamic interactions beyond sensory processing. In my talk, I will show how the thalamus plays previously unrecognized roles in implementing cognitive control and flexibility, which involve rapid reconfiguration of task-relevant prefrontal representations

Confirmed Speakers 2019

Mathew Diamond - SISSA

Nathalie Rochefort - University of Edinburgh

Michael Halassa - MIT

Kate Jefferey - UCL


A lecture series about systems neuroscience organised by the PhD students and postdocs of the

Brecht Judkewitz Kremkow Larkum Poulet