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From Genes to Perception
 
March 7 - 11
Coordinator: Miguel Castelo-Branco

Lecturers
IBILI - Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Coimbra
Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung, Germany
Division of Neuroanatomy and Brain Development - Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Department of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Dep. Of Cognitive Neuroscience, Univ. of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Course Schedule
Day 1 - 7th March
9:15h
Introductory notes
 
Miguel Castelo-Branco
9:30 – 10:45h
Lecture 1 - Basic principles of organization of the visual system. From the retina to the cortex
 
Miguel Castelo-Branco
11:00 – 11:50h
Lecture 2 – On the use of animal models to study sensory neurobiology
 
Sergio Neuenschwander
14:00 – 15:30h
Lecture 3 - Visual cortical maps. Development and plasticity. Part I.
 
Kerstin Schmidt
15: 30h
Papers and group assignments. Papers marked in bold in reference list will be presented.
Day 2 - 8th March
9:15– 10:15h
Lecture 1 - Structure-Function relationships in the visual system. Implications for genotype-phenotype relationships in retinal and cortical disorders
 
Miguel Castelo-Branco
10:30 – 11:50h
Lecture 2 - Visual cortical maps. Development and plasticity. Part II.
 
Kerstin Schmidt
14:00 – 15:00h
Lecture 3 - Studies of visual perception in awake behaving monkeys
 
Sergio Neuenschwander
Day 3 - 9th March
9:15 - 10:45h
Lecture 1 - Principles of organization of somatosensory maps. Part I
 
Michael Brecht
12:15 – 13:15h
Lecture 2 - Principles of organization of somatosensory maps. Part II
 
Michael Brecht
Day 4 - 10th March
9:15 – 10:15h
Lecture 1 - Principles of Functional Brain Imaging
 
Rainer Goebel
10:30– 11:50h
Lecture 2 - Neural correlates of visual and auditory perception in the human brain
 
Rainer Goebel
14:30 – 17:30h
Paper presentations and discussion.
 
Moderators: Miguel Castelo-Branco, Rainer Goebel and Michael Brecht
Day 5 - 11th March
9:30 – 12:00h
Paper presentations and discussion.
 
Moderators: Miguel Castelo-Branco, Rainer Goebel and Michael Brecht
16:00h
Seminar: Novel approaches to monitor and manipulate single neurons in vivo
 
Michael Brecht
Readings
References (papers for discussion in bold*)
Miguel Castelo-Branco and Sergio Neuenschwander:
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Sónia H. Campos, Vasco Forjaz, Lajos R. Kozac, Eduardo Silva and Miguel Castelo-Branco (2005) Quantitative phenotyping of chromatic dysfunction in Best’s macular dystrophy Archives of Ophthalmology IN PRESS
 
Kerstin Schmidt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Brecht
 
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Rainer Goebel
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