14 Mar 2018
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
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.
Type: Photo
13 Mar 2018
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-...
Type: Photo
13 Mar 2018
Researchers Eric De Schutter and Andrew Gallimore have modelled the molecular basis of learning in the cerebellum.
Type: Photo
24 Mar 2017
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
24 Mar 2017
Type: Photo
3D Rendering of Purkinje Cells
26 Jul 2016
Type: Photo
26 Jul 2016
Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be focused on one point, the eyes continue to reflexively move. These...
Type: News Article
3 Jul 2014
The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the...
Type: News Article
3 Jul 2014
On the left you can see dendrites with different numbers of spines and visually watch how the molecules inside spread out, or diffuse, differently when there are more spines.   On the right, you...
Type: Video
Subscribe to Computational Neuroscience Unit (Erik De Schutter)