What dendrites can tell us about how mice see crickets

This time, Thomas Euler (University of Tübingen, Germany) will present his research on signal processing in the early visual system of mice. His work focuses on how neural circuits in the retina are adapted to the species' natural visual environment.

Welcome to our ABC Seminars! This seminar series is open for everyone. The talk will take place in Otakaari 3, F239a Auditorio. After the talks, coffee and pulla will be served.

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Title: What dendrites can tell us about how mice see crickets

Abstract: Evolutionary pressures have shaped neural circuit structure and computations, giving rise to inductive biases that facilitate efficient information processing and behaviour. Inductive biases are well-studied in the visual system, where already at the level of the retina, circuits show regional adaptations, such as locally increased visual acuity. However, the variations in signal processing and the underlying neural circuits across the retina are still far from understood. In my talk, I will present our recent experimental and modelling work on regional adaptations in the mouse retina and discuss how such adaptations may relate to the animal's natural habitat and behavioural needs.

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