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Lunchlezing Dr. Alexander Heimel

June 13, 2017 @ 12:45 - 13:45

In de lunch van 13 juni zal alweer de volgende lunchlezing plaatsvinden! Dr. Alexander Heimel, hoofd van het Cortical Structure and Function department van het Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience komt een praatje houden over onder andere welke technieken gebruikt worden om hersenfuncties te onderzoeken in levende organismen. In collegezaal E (F005) van het TN gebouw, tussen 12:45-13:45, kunnen jullie genieten van een gratis lunch, en deze zeer interessante lezing.

En als voorproefje, de abstract van zijn lezing:

Microscopes were used to study dead brains. For studying the living brain, one needed electrodes or fMRI scanners. With the introduction of fluorescent proteins in the neuroscientist’s toolkit, this has changed completely. Microscopes started being used to witness the structural changes in the living brain. Recently, the coupling of activity markers to the fluorescent proteins made it possible to see the activity of individual brain cells, not one at the time, but hundreds to thousands simultaneously. At the same time, the arrival of light-activated receptors and ion channels made it possible to manipulate brain activity by light at the single neuron level. This talk will highlight examples of how light is now used to probe animal brain function to an extent that was previously just unimaginable, and how this is bringing new insight into understanding the mind. 


June 13, 2017
12:45 - 13:45


Collegezaal E (F005), TN
Lorentzweg 1
Delft, 2628CJ Netherlands
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