Probing neural circuits with shaped light
Seminar: Neyman Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley
To understand computation in the brain, one needs to understand the input-output relationships for neural circuits and the anatomical and functional relationships between individual neurons therein. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of recording the activity of neurons distributed over millimeter dimensions with sub-micron spatial resolution. I will describe how we use concepts in astronomy and optics to develop next-generation microscopy methods for imaging neural circuits at high resolution, great depth, and fast speed.