Par Daniel HUBER, Neuroscience Center, Université de Genève, Suisse

Présentation du projet en collaboration avec BIOADAPT à Brunoy

How do rodent and primate cortices functionally compare?  Is the often cited example of the salt and pepper organization found in the visual or motor cortex of rodents simply imposed by brain size or recordings bias, or do fundamental differences in information processing exist between primates and rodents? The lissencephalic structure and the small size
(i.e. negligible brain movement) of the mouse lemur brain is ideally suited to adapt cutting edge optical imaging tools, such as in-vivo two-photon calcium imaging to measure the fine scale organization in visual and motor related brain areas. I will present our first results, as well as our future plans and ideas to develop the mouse lemur as a systems neuroscience model.