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10th CiNet Monthly Seminar : Masanori Matsuzaki, “Towards understanding of cortico-subcortical networks for motor learning and motor execution with cellular and subcellular resolutions”

 

CiNet Monthly Seminar

August 4, 2017
16:00 ~ 17:00
CiNet 1F Conference Room

“Towards understanding of cortico-subcortical networks for motor learning and motor execution with cellular and subcellular resolutions”

Masanori Matsuzaki
Department of Physiology
Graduate School of Medicine
The University of Tokyo
http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~Matsuzaki-Lab/en/index.html

Host : Masahiko Haruno (PI)

Abstract:
The emergence of a variety of complex movements such as skilled forelimb movements and instrument manipulation is one of the amazing accomplishments of biological systems. My present goal is to reveal how these movements are learned and represented in broad cortico-subcortical networks at levels of single synapses, single neurons, and neuronal population. We have developed mouse motor tasks and a variety of optical techniques including two-photon calcium imaging and optogenetics. In this talk, I would like to overview our recent results about the circuit mechanisms underlying motor learning in the mouse brain. I will also talk about our recent development of motor tasks for the common marmoset and two-photon calcium imaging during the task performance.

About CiNet’s Monthly Seminar:
In CiNet Monthly Seminar, distinguished external (national and international) speakers will give a lecture about their latest work. The lecture will be held once a month from 16:00 at the CiNet main lecture theatre, followed by an informal discussion in the coffee room. List of speakers will be announced in advance. Everyone is welcome to attend, and welcome to join the after seminar discussion.

Coming up:
#11 September 22 (Fri.): Prefrontal Cortex and Conscious Perception
Hakwan Lau, Department of Psychology (Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience) & Brain Research Institute, UCLA

#12 October 13 (Fri.): TBA
Ralph ADOLPHS, California Institute of Technology