Inter-Unit Neuroscience Journal Club

The Inter-unit Neuroscience Journal Club aims to host engaging, broad discussions on neuroscience topics from across the spectrum of neuroscience research at OIST. Papers can presented by anyone, and even co-presented by researchers from different units, e.g. a computationalist and an experimentalist, to increase diversity of scientific thought and discussion. All staff, students, and visitors are welcome to attend, irrespective of unit or research area.

Organisers: Tom Burns ( and M. ElTabbal (

2020 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 12 March, 4:30pm Isolated cortical computations during delta waves support memory consolidation Tom Burns

C209, Ctr Bldg
(or B712, Lab 3)

Thursday 9 April, 4:30pm Nested neuronal dynamics orchestrate a behavioral hierarchy across timescales M. ElTabbal B700, Lab 3
Thursday 14 May , 4:30pm   Gaston Sivori C700, Lab 3
Thursday 11 June, 4:30pm   Lorena Andreoli C700, Lab 3
Thursday 9 July, 4:30pm     C700, Lab 3
Thursday 13 August, 4:30pm      
Thursday 10 September, 4:30pm   Sarah Nagasawa C209, Ctr Bldg
Thursday 8 October, 4:30pm   Jorge I. Campos C209, Ctr Bldg
Thursday 12 November, 4:30pm   Samuel Reiter C700, Lab 3


2019 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 13 June, 4:00pm Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, a Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex Tom Burns & M. ElTabbal

B700, Lab 3

Thursday 17 July, 4:00pm Thalamocortical Axonal Activity in Motor Cortex Exhibits Layer-Specific Dynamics during Motor Learning M. ElTabbal B700, Lab 3