I will investigate the role of different types of inhibitory interneurons in visual cortex plasticity by implementing a computational model of the V1 L2/3 network. The network will consist of morphologically reduced multicompartmental neurons with active dendrites. Synaptic connections between these neurons will be modified according to plasticity rules, while the network is trained by visual stimuli. Contribution of different subpopulations of interneurons on the resulting memory engrams will be analyzed by manipulating biophysical properties of the cells, connectivity patterns, and synaptic weights.
Enrolment in Doctoral degree(s): Roman is enrolled in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMBB-FORTH).