Cellular neuroscience and optical methods of registration of neuronal activity

Credits: 
1.00
Date: 
13.02.2012
Organizers: 
IHNA and MSU
Coordinator: 
Olga Martynova
Speaker: 
Bondar I.V., Balaban P.M.
Description: 

Optical methods of studying brain activity can be divided into two big classes: mapping of internal signals and mapping using voltage-dependent and ion-sensitive dyes. In the first case, tissue characteristics are used in order to detect the activation of the nervous tissue: the ability to accumulate certain active substances (eg, desoxyhemoglobin) or alter light conductivity or light reflection. When using dyes, specific substances are injected into the brain that alter the ability of the membrane fluorescence on (or within) active cells, depending on the capacity or the concentration of certain ions. Each of the above mentioned approaches have their advantages and disadvantages. A detailed analysis of optical mapping of the brain using different approaches is the main goal of this course.

Deadline for registration 25.01.2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration(days): 
3
Place: 
IHNA

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