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 celebrates 50 years of barrel cortex research focusing 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.
Vision is an interdisciplinary field, which spans from basic research to clinical activity and everyday care. New technologies such as computational tools, artificial intelligence, prostheses, and molecular and genetic therapies are complementing the spectrum of activity in Vision. This workshop will cover the broad field of vision research and clinical therapy: artificial intelligence, computer science, neuroengineering, cognition, system neuroscience, and medicine. It brings together the different expertises to start a transversal approach to vision. The goal is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and the clinical translation of novel technology for human benefit. This half-day event will include three lectures from experts and three short talks from young researchers. Jointly organized by BBP, BMI & CNP