Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit


Goeff Goodhill


Tuesday 28th March 2017

Time: 4pm


Ground Floor Seminar Room

25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG


The development of spontaneous population activity in zebrafish tectum

We have performed 2-photon GCaMP6 imaging of spontaneous neural activity
in larval zebrafish tectum at multiple stages of early
development. Using recently developed methods from graph theory we find
changes in the functional architecture of the tectum over development,
and identify 5 days post fertilization as a critical developmental
stage. By manipulating visual experience, we show that this development
is sensitive to the structure of the visual input.