Summary: Order and Disorder in Brains and Behavior

Kepecs, A. (July 2019) Summary: Order and Disorder in Brains and Behavior. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol, 83. pp. 219-225. ISSN 0091-7451

DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2018.83.038885


The 83rd Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology on Brains and Behavior: Order and Disorder in the Nervous System explored the tremendous recent progress in neuroscience and how these advances may be used to improve brain health and address psychiatric and neurological disorders. The Symposium explored a vast array of topics from cell types to cognition. My summary focuses on a few emerging themes. Innovative techniques were ever-present, opening up new experimental possibilities. The commoditization of many state-of-the-art technologies is pushing neuroscience beyond its artisanal ways. Another important theme was "circuits in the middle": Numerous presentations dissected links to cell type-specific circuits that connect different levels of analysis from molecules to behavior. These new technologies have enabled curiosity-driven investigations in animals to connect more directly with preclinical and clinical studies of human brain disorders. Numerous emerging approaches were presented in human neuroscience, bolstering the hope that circuit-specific manipulations will soon provide improved treatments for brain disorders.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > organs types and functions > brain
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Communities: CSHL labs > Kepecs lab
Depositing User: Matthew Dunn
Date: 29 July 2019
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 16:16
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 15:59
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