The Cajal Course in Computational Neuroscience is a three-weeks school that teaches the central ideas, methods, and practice of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. To find out more about this course, read the feedback from two Teaching Assistants (TA) and one student.
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Experts have long thought that the process of selecting a given action is mediated, in the brain, by two neural circuits, known as the direct and indirect pathways and located in an area of the brain called the basal ganglia. In this new study published in Cell by Rui Costa and colleagues show that i tis actually more complex than that.
In the gut, nervous cells are the “eyes and ears” of the immune system
In the mouse gut, a novel process that protects the bowel’s lining against inflammation and microbial aggressions – and fights them when they arise. And, most surprisingly, they have shown that this mechanism is under the control of the intestinal nervous system – the so-called “second brain”.