Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2017

Course on "Fundamental Principles of Sensory Processing"

Sensing, one of the most important characteristics of the living organism, relies on a combination of specialized organs to pick up signals from the outside world, and complex neuronal circuits to interpret the signals. Both the organs and the neuronal circuits have evolved to extraordinary complexity, especially in mammals, with the most prominent examples being the auditory and visual systems.
Our course aims to untangle this complexity, offering students an in-depth view of both the organs behind sensory transmission and the inner workings of the respective neural circuits.

We focus on both the visual system (two lectures) and the auditory system (two lectures), while also adding lectures on the development of sensory signaling and lateral line function.

Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, 09:00-17:00 h
Location: Lecture hall of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hermann-Rein-Str. 3, Göttingen

Organizer & Contact person: Carolin Wichmann