Experiencing the environment: how hypocretin/orexin neurons perceive and respond to environmental cues
报告人：Gao Xiao-Bing, Ph.D
Section of Comparative Medicine,
Yale University School of Medicine
时间: 2012年9月7日 10:00-11:00am
内容简介:The neurons in the lateral/perifornical hypothalamus synthesizing the peptidergic hormone hypocretin/orexin are responsible for many homeostatic functions of the brain. These neurons make adaptive changes in response to environmental challenges. In this seminar we will discuss current evidence on how various environmental cues cause experience-dependent plasticity in hypocretin neurons and how neural plasticity in hypocretin neurons may re-shape the behaviors of animals.