|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