Group leader: Thierry Bal

Homeostasis, Perception and States (HOPES)

In brief

Sensory perception, selective attention or perceptual awareness are intimately linked to the states of neuronal assemblies during wake and sleep; presumably depending on the level, frequencies and localizations of synchronized/de-synchonized activities, and may rely for their establishment and maintenance on plasticity homeostasis at various scales, from the synapse to the system. We study selected questions concerning these broad issues, by bringing together neurophysiologists with expertise on a large variety of techniques applied at scales ranging from the single synapse to dendrites, cells and systems, in vitro and in vivo.