Linking synaptic plasticity, network dynamics and learning in the cerebellum
Dates:1 September 2016 - 1 December 2016
Date limite de candidature:1 September 2016
Lab rotation proposal: 3 months
~ Sep-Dec 2016 ~ Jan-March 2017 ~ Apr-June 2017
We seek to understand how the circuitry of the cerebellum underlies its role in the learning and execution of coordinated movements. Inspired by a new theory of how this learning could be implemented, we aim to test its predictions in vivo, in vitro and theoretically. In vivo experiments will involve chronic recordings, optogenetic manipulations and the validation of new motor learning protocols. In vitro work will focus on characterisation of the synaptic plasticities underlying the learning, with the aim of describing the synaptic plasticity rules involved. The project will form part of an on-going collaboration with theoreticians (statistical physicists from the LPS, ENS).
Address: IBENS - École Normale Supérieure - 46, Rue d’Ulm 75005 Paris