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MCAIM Graduate Seminar

Date:  Friday, November 12, 2021
Location:  2866 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Why do we sleep: Three Synaptic Hypothesis

Abstract:   Why do we sleep? What happens in our brain during sleep? How does synaptic activity affect our sleep and vice-versa? Scientists have been keen to answer these questions.

In this talk, I will survey through three synaptic hypotheses of sleep: 1. Synaptic Homeostasis Hypothesis(SHY) 2. Network Homeostasis Hypothesis 3. Phosphorylation Hypothesis. And I will present current computational works of a calcium plasticity model that can potentially test one or more of those three hypotheses.


Speaker:  Guanhua Sun
Institution:  University of Michigan

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