Barrel Cortex – EPFL Neuro Symposium

Date:  06.07.2022 › 08.07.2022

Place:  EPFL Campus Lausanne, SV1717

Organizer: Brain Mind Institute

Links:    Conference Webpage

In 1970, Woolsey and van der Loos discovered that the tactile whiskers on the rodent snout were individually represented in the primary somatosensory cortex by somatotopically-arranged anatomical units, which they termed ‘barrels’. These precise barrel maps have fascinated neuroscientists ever since their discovery and have allowed detailed structure-function analyses. This symposium focuses on the latest advances in diverse topics including orofacial sensation and motor control, whisker sensory coding, barrel cortex circuits, long range circuits, development and plasticity.