April 1st
Buenos Aires Conference Room

Auditorium Pallady

Brain Circuits Underlying Sensory and Motor Processes

Neuroscience has to be the most exciting branch of science because the brain is the most fascinating entity in the universe. Every human brain is different, making each human unique and defining who he or she is. 

As intricate as the brain is, that did not discourage some brave and curious scientists to try and untangle its secrets. From the way neurons communicate with one another to how thoughts and sensations are formed, researchers have tried to look into it all. Whether we are talking about neurosurgery or behavioral science, people have tried to open up the human brain at any level.

Professor Gilad Silberberg focuses on understanding the intricate organization of neurons and their synaptic connections, with the aim of unraveling the functional microcircuitry underlying sensori­motor processing in health and disease. He does so by using electrophysiological, anatomical, and imaging techniques in slices and in vivo, as well as computational methods.


Gilad Silberberg

Gilad Silberberg is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden (the institution that awards the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine) and founder of the Silberberg Lab. 

Dr. Gilad Silberberg believes that in order to understand the functional interactions between these brain regions, it is essential to have a deep knowledge of their underlying microcircuits.

The Silberberg Lab studies the structural and functional properties of neocortical and striatal microcircuits, as well the interactions between these two brain areas. Their main research topics vary from the properties and functional role of interneurons and their interaction with the projection neurons to inhibitory pathways in the neocortex to even multisensory integration in the striatum and the list could go on.