Dr. Anton Sirota

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Area / Position CIN-Member / Physiology of cortico-hippocampal interaction / Head of Research Group
Department CIN Cortical Neurinformatics
Scientific topic Neocortico-Hippocampal Neurophysiology of Memory
Field of research Our research is focused on the mechanisms of information representation and propagation within and across different cortical networks. Specifically, we are exploring the neurophysiological mechanisms of information transfer within and between the neocortex and hippocampus in different behavioral states, as one of the key questions in learning and memory research. Currently we explore the role of fast local and slow global oscillations in coordination of neural ensembles across cortical networks during learning.
Methods Multichannel extracellular recordings of local field potentials and multiple-single units in several cortical areas in awake behaving rats; advanced signal processing and data mining.
  1. Sirota A, Montgomery S, Fujisawa S, Isomura Y, Zugaro M & Buzsaki G (2008). Entrainment of neocortical neurons and gamma oscillations by the hippocampal theta rhythm. Neuron. 60(4):683-697.
  2. Isomura Y, Sirota A, Ozen S, Montgomery S, Mizuseki K, Henze DA, Buzsaki G (2006). Integration and segregation of activity in entorhinal-hippocampal subregions by neocortical slow oscillations. Neuron. 52(5):871-82.
  3. Sirota A, Csicsvari J, Buhl D, Buzsaki G (2003). Communication between neocortex and hippocampus during sleep in rodents. PNAS. 100(4):2065-9.
Keywords behavioural neuroscience; computational neuroscience; hippocampus; learning & memory; neuro-informatics; oscillations; spatial cognition / orientation
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