The role of inhibition in structural plasticity of neural circuits

Activity dependent structural plasticity continuously reshapes cortical circuits. While the reconfiguration of excitatory circuits is known to produce functional changes, studies have recently shown that this is accompanied by the simultaneous remodelling of inhibitory circuits also. Further, recent evidence suggests that inhibition plays a critical role in the structural reorganization of neural circuits.

In this session, I shall provide an overview of the observations documented in the literature, discuss proposed mechanisms underlying structural plasticity, and summarise questions that require further study.

Date: 09/02/2018
Time: 16:00
Location: LB252

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