Neuroscience Seminar Series

8 Sep 2023 12:00 - 01:00 — MPINB

We are delighted to announce our next Neuroscience Seminar Series talk. Presentations by experts in their field will take place both here at MPINB and via Zoom.

"Context in Visual Cortex"

Massimo Scanziani, UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience


Animals and humans contextualize sensory information to extract meaning. Indeed, sensations are influenced by the context within which they occur. In the visual world, for example, the scene surrounding a stimulus, i.e. its context, modulates our perception of the stimulus as well as the neuronal response to that stimulus.

I will discuss experiments addressing the mechanisms by which circuits of neurons in the visual cortex of the mouse contribute to contextual modulation. Revealing the logic through which neuronal circuits implement contextual modulation is providing us with a mechanistic understanding of among the most fundamental properties of sensory processing.


MPINB Lecture Hall, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn


Meeting-ID: 637 6730 0567

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Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn