ESI TALKS: Sergio Neuenschwander

At this bi-weekly event, we invite speakers from Neuroscience and related fields to share their current research in an informal and casual environment. The ESITALKS last around 45 minutes, followed by discussions.

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Gamma oscillations in the retina: What’s for?

In my talk, I will show evidence that synchronous gamma oscillations in the retinogeniculate system, long considered a putative stimulus-encoding mechanism, are absent in the awake state. We demonstrate for the first time that retinal gamma is highly dependent on halothane anesthesia. These unexpected results doubt the notion that gamma in the early visual system plays a central role in vision. Regardless of origin, fast, steady-state rhythms may not affect early visual processing.

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