The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) hosts a Boston-Area postdoc / student meeting

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Nov 10, 2020 / 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) hosts a Boston-Area postdoc / student meeting to bring together trainees interested in neural coding and dynamics to discuss ideas and data. You are invited to our next meeting, to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 10 from 4-5:30pm Eastern. For full details and to receive the Zoom link, please register here. Find the details of the next meeting below:

Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Boston-Area Postdoc Meeting

Tuesday, November 10, 4-5:30pm Eastern on Zoom

Srinivas Gorur-Shandilya

Postdoctoral Researcher, Marder Laboratory
Brandeis University

Mapping the structure of circuit dynamics during function and dysfunction
Neurological disorders like epilepsy and channelopathies are associated with dysfunctional behavioral states of the brain, and sudden, unpredictable transitions from function to dysfunction; yet we lack a principled way to study the various dynamical states a neural circuit can display. Here, I seek to better understand how neural circuits can be robust to perturbations by studying the spiking behavior of a small, identified neural circuit, the crustacean pyloric pacemaker. Unsupervised embedding of spike patterns from this circuit allows me to visualize the totality of spiking activity across experimental replicates, time and under different perturbations. Approaches such as this may reveal correlations between patterns of neural activity at many scales to biophysical mechanisms in neurons, hinting at mechanisms of resilience.

Please note that this meeting is open to Boston-area postdocs and PhD students (sorry, no PIs). The talk will be followed by time to discuss and mingle in breakout rooms. Please contact Laura Long at with any questions.

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Nov 10, 2020 / Tuesday
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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