8 Sep 2020 - 16:00
Research conducted by the Computational Neuroscience Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has...
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8 Sep 2020 - 13:16
When a group of Purkinje neurons fire rapidly, loose synchronization occurs. This can be seen by the spikes occurring in groups at regular intervals (highlighted in yellow). When Purkinje neurons...
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8 Sep 2020 - 13:12
Cell membranes have a voltage across them due to the uneven distribution of charged particles, called ions, between the inside and outside of the cell. Neurons can shuttle ions across their membrane...
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8 Aug 2018 - 00:00
There are no crystal balls in science. For researchers, making predictions about the outcome of an experiment requires close observation of available data. But in neurobiology, making accurate...
Type: News Article
8 Aug 2018 - 00:00
A diagram produced by the model showing the response of a Purkinje cell to climbing fiber input while increasing baseline voltage (left to right). Red shows an increased signaling response or “spike...
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8 Aug 2018 - 00:00
Authors Prof. Erik De Schutter (left) and Yunliang Zang (right)
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14 Mar 2018 - 10:22
The process we call learning is in fact a well-orchestrated symphony of thousands of molecular reactions, but the exact interplay between these reactions remains largely unknown. Now, researchers at...
Type: News Article
13 Mar 2018 - 17:03
An electron micrograph image shows a parallel fiber-Purkinje cell. The presynaptic cell, a parallel fiber, is colored red while the postsynaptic cell, a Purkinje cell, is colored green.
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13 Mar 2018 - 17:02
Learning is thought to be a balance between two processes that act as a kind of molecular dial: long-term potentiation (LTP), in which the connection between two neurons is strengthened, and long-...
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13 Mar 2018 - 17:00
Researchers Eric De Schutter and Andrew Gallimore have modelled the molecular basis of learning in the cerebellum.
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24 Mar 2017 - 10:10
Unlike experimental neuroscientists who deal with real-life neurons, computational neuroscientists use model simulations to investigate how the brain functions. While many computational...
Type: News Article
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