Examining neural circuits mediating social behaviors and motor learning using the CANE technology
Fan Wang, Ph.D.Associate Professor,
Department of Neurology
We developed a new technology called CANE for capturing activated neuronal ensembles to dissect the functions and connectivity of behaviorally activated neurons. Using CANE in combination with optogenetics and imaging, we delineated a hypothalamic social fear circuit, and examined the cortical circuit underlying skilled motor learning.
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