David McCormick explores how the brain creates the reality in which our minds operate and discuss how we may improve our perception of reality through a practice of being mindfully aware.
David McCormick, University of Oregon, presented on: "Rapid state changes help explain neural variance" at the Allen Institute Modeling Workshop, a three-day virtual event hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science emphasizing open and publicly accessible models and associated tools.
The symposium "Mystery of the Brain" was organized in the honor of Prof. Nikos K. Logothetis from September 16 to 19, 2019. World-renowned scientists from prestigious institutions and universities were invited to provide insights into the cutting-edge research in neuroscience and gave exciting future perspectives for this field.
McGinley et al. discover that cortical membrane potentials tightly track changes in arousal indicated by the pupil diameter. Additionally, arousal strongly influences performance on a detection task, revealing that hyperpolarized, quiescent cortical membrane potentials precede large, reliable sensory-evoked synaptic and action potentials during optimal states for behavior.
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