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Brain Wiring and Brain Disorders March 29

March 27, 2013

Networks are the engines of the brain, for they transform simple inputs into complex outputs. The Colloquium in the Life Sciences is hosting this fascinating discussion of brain wiring and brain disorders led by neuroscientist Mriganka Sur, Ph.D.

Friday, March 29
2 p.m.
Anatomy Zoology Building
Room W 118

Brain wiring and brain disorders

Come and learn about how fascinatingly fantastic our brains are! Colloquium in the Life Sciences and Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Neurosciences* is inviting  Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., to talk about brain wiring and brain disorders.

Sur is the Paul E. and Lilah Newton Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT, which he founded after 15 years as head of the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

He studies the organization, development and plasticity of the cerebral cortex of the brain using experimental and theoretical approaches. He has discovered fundamental principles by which networks of the cerebral cortex are wired during development and how they change dynamically during learning.

Brain networks

Billions and billions of neurons are interconnected via synapses to generate a network with an amazing level of complexity.  

Networks are the engines of the brain, for they transform simple inputs to complex outputs. Find out how underlying mechanisms provide critical clues for repairing the brain after damage or disease.

Snacks will be provided by CSU Ventures.

*MCIN is an interdisciplinary graduate research and education program, established in 1986. The program has 30 faculty participants. Faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative neurobiology, with emphasis in areas related to neuronal differentiation, degeneration and regeneration, ion channels and membrane physiology, synaptic mechanisms, neuronal circuitry and chronobiology, sensory biology, artificial neural networks, cognitive neuroscience and neurovirology.

Contact: Chintan Joshi
Phone: 5039831700