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We videotape the lectures delivered at our Bio-X events: search by faculty or keyword, or browse below.

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Molecular Engineering of New Input and Output Interfaces with Biology

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Smart Phone Medicine

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Synaptic Plasticity: The Brain's Response to Experience

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Muscle Actions During Walking and Running

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Analyzing Health and Disease Using Personal Omics Profiling

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Molecular Logic of Synapses

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dr. Tobias Bonhoeffer

Visiting Professor of Biology at Stanford, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich

One of the most fundamental properties of the brain is its ability to adapt rapidly to environmental changes. This is achieved mainly by changes in the synaptic connectivity between individual nerve cells. Synapses can be modulated in their these, both from a cellular perspective and from a systems perspective, in which we study how functional and structural changes in synaptic connections support experience-dependent plasticity and learning. Studying the effects of experience on synaptic changes in cortical circuits has been hugely helped by novel imaging methods. In particular, in vivo two-photon microscopy has enabled us to study morphological as well as functional plasticity at the level of individual neurons and even individual synapses or dendritic spines in the developing and adult neocortex. In my lecture I will report a number of new findings ranging from cellular studies describing the detailed mechanisms and rules by which new connections are being formed to systems approaches in which we can assess how this synaptic plasticity impacts cortical function and ultimately behavior.

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Decision-Making

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Functional Analysis of RNA Editing Events

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Controls on the Evolution of Organism Size over the Past Four Billion Years

2015 USRP Talks - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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