Members of the Unit contributed to the FENS Forum 2014 held in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Peter Magill presented a symposium lecture, entitled "Functional dichotomy in the striatal-pallidal axis".
Posters given by Unit members at the Forum include:
Bazelot, M., Bocchio, M., Fischer, D., Ferraguti, F., Capogna, M. (2014) Hippocampal theta mediates disinhibition of mouse amygdala principal cells via GABAB receptors.
Bocchio, M. & Capogna, M. (2014) Serotonin switches the firing mode of nitric oxide-expressing neurons of the mouse lateral amygdala.
Gridchyn, I., Dupret, D. & Csicsvari, J. (2014) Hidden Markov model for the decoding of spatial features.
Huerta-Ocampo, I. & Bolam, J.P. (2014) Quantitative analysis of the corticostriatal and thalamostriatal systems in the z-Q175 mouse model of Huntington’s disease.
Mena-Segovia, J., Dautan, D., Huerta-Ocampo, I., Witten, I.B., Deisseroth, K., Gerdjikov, T. & Bolam, J.P. (2014) Cholinergic neurons in the brainstem topographically innervate and differentially modulate neurons of the striatum and nucleus accumbens.
Katona, L., Lapray, D., Viney,T.J., Oulhaj, A., Borhegyi, Z., Micklem, B.R., Klausberger, T. & Somogyi, P. (2014) Sleep and movement differentiate hippocampal network operations of two types of somatostatin-expressing GABAergic interneuron.
McNamara, C., Campo-Urriza, N. & Dupret, D. (2014) Sleep reactivation of hippocampal cell assemblies in mice.
Members of the basal ganglia laboratories have presented at several international meetings over the summer.
IBAGS X (Tenth Triennial Meeting of the International Basal Ganglia Society) Long Branch, New Jersey (June 20th-24th).
Juan Mena-Segovia gave one of the lectures entitled 'Functional diversity in the pedunculopontine neurons that project to the basal ganglia: Implications for Parkinson's disease'
Unit members presented the following posters:
At the 8th FENS forum of neuroscience Natalie Doig presented a poster entitled “Cortical and thalamic innervation of identified cholinergic interneurons in the rat striatum”. Cholinergic interneurons are known to have an important role in reward related behaviour. Natalie has been investigating the excitatory, glutamatergic innervation to these specialised interneurons using a combination of electrophysiological and anatomical techniques (see attached poster).
Marco Capogna’s group contributed to the 8th FENS forum of neuroscience held in Barcelona. Marco Capogna joined the FENS Satellite Meeting: “How mind emerges from brain, a view into the future” (download PDF of programme), organised by B-Debate, Barcelona, and gave a talk entitled: “Theta network oscillations: focus on GABAergic cells”. Marco Capogna was also a speaker at the FENS symposium S55 entitled: “Amygdala inhibitory circuits and the control of fear”.