The NeuroWire Virtual Club at Laval University brings together neuroscientists across the world to discuss novel findings in the field of neural circuits through an open virtual forum. Organized by Dr. Lisa Topolnik, professor at the Neuroscience Axis of the CRCHUQ-Laval University Research Centre, the NeuroWire Club is hosting numerous virtual events ranging from expert talks to group debates with leaders in the neural circuit field to discuss recent discoveries and identify new challenging directions.

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Virtual club

April 29
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Sylvain Crochet
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
https://people.epfl.ch/sylvain.crochet

The mouse cortical states in wakefulness, sleep and task-engagement

The cortex constantly generates spontaneous activity that is strongly correlated to states of vigilance, cognitive processes and motor activity and is believed to affect sensory perception. The cellular correlates and mechanisms controlling cortical states remained poorly understood until recently. The development of methodologies allowing for the study of brain functions at cellular levels in awake animals, on one hand, and of tools allowing for the recording or manipulation of the neuronal activity of genetically-defined cell types, on the other hand, has led to major advances in our understanding of cortical states. Over the last decade, we have investigated how cortical states are generated in the mouse sensory cortex and how cortical states interact with sensory processing and perception.

Refereed publications

Upcoming talks

May 6
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Marco Canepari
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de  Physique (LIPhy),
Université Grenoble Alpes, France
http://marco-canepari.com

May 13
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Roberto Araya
Université de Montréal, Canada
https://umontreal.ca/recherche/les-chercheurs/roberto-araya/

May 20
10-00 to 11-00 EST

May 27
10-00 to 11-00 EST

Derek Bowie
McGill University, Canada
http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/pharma/dbowielab/

Project Coordinators:

Parisa Iloun
parisa.iloun.1@ulaval.ca
PhD student
Laboratory of Lisa Topolnik
Neuroscience Axis, CRCHUQ-CHUL
Université Laval
Canada

Félix Michaud
felix.michaud.2@ulaval.ca
Master student
Laboratory of Lisa Topolnik
Neuroscience Axis, CRCHUQ-CHUL
Université Laval
Canada

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