Brain Energy and Sleep
Neuronal properties must allow for complex computation, but energy availability is limited. How does the brain balance these competing constraints, and could sleep play a role in managing the energy efficiency of neuronal signalling on a daily basis? I will discuss past work and future plans for my new lab, working towards an understanding of how sleep alters neural circuitry to achieve computational and energetic changes that are crucial for survival.
Date: 14 June 2023, 16:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Sherrington Library, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Speaker: Dr Julia Harris
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Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Demi Brizee