Domus Medica, Gaustad,(map)
Sognsvannsveien 9, 2. etg.
In vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics on a project entitled ‘Integration of social and spatial information in the hippocampal formation’.
Neurons’ sugar coating is essential for long-term memories
How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers from the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.
The new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that removal of the nets disrupts distant but not recent memories.
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are proposed as a key regulator of plasticity in the adult brain.
In this paper we show that the expression of PNNs differ between visual cortex, hippocampus and the medial entorhinal cortex (mEC).
Neuronify is an intuitive app if you want to test small network simulations and learn about neuroscience.
Emerging evidence suggests a role for perineuronal nets (PNNs) in learning and regulation of plasticity but the underlying mechanisms remain unresolved. Here, we used chronic in vivo extracellular recordings to investigate how removal of PNNs affects plasticity and neural activity over time.
We just started testing out the Open Ephys hardware and software, and it looks promising, indeed.
Through the Scientia Fellows program we offer a 3 year post doc position.
Deadline for application, 2nd of February 2015.
Graduate student Charlotte Christensen won the prize for the best poster presentation at the National PhD conference in Neuroscience.