Professor Matteo Carandini
University College London

Title: "Organization of neural activity across the brain"

Abstract: Behavior arises from neuronal activity, but it is not known whether the active neurons are concentrated in specific regions or distributed widely across the brain. Novel technologies allowed us to record from >30,000 neurons across the mouse brain during behavior. The results reveal distinct networks supporting engagement, vision, choice, and action. The network supporting choice is made of neurons that are distributed sparsely and widely across regions. This and other results suggest a new view for the role of brain regions in brain function.


About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018