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Francisco Clascá. Thalamocortical pathways: Seeing the trees to understand the forest.
 
Date: Jan 14, 2016

What: Thalamocortical pathways: Seeing the trees to understand the forest.

Where: BCBL Auditorium

Who: Francisco Clascá, PhD., Departamento de Anatomía, Histología y Neurociencia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

When: 12 noon


The thalamus is the gateway for external information into the cerebral cortex. Functional understanding of the circuits between thalamus and cortex remains strongly influenced by the striking point-to-point topography of the so-called “specific” thalamocortical (TC) pathways and their experimentally accessible ability to gate sensory-triggered input to the cortex. However, recent single-cell labeling studies are revealing a picture of diverse circuit architectures able to support multiple and complex modes of dynamic interaction.