Central Network Dynamics Regulating Visceral And Humoral Functions
Rita J Valentino, PhD
National Institute of Drug AbuseCo-Chair:
Patrice G. Guyenet, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Date & Time: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:30pm - 4pm
The brain regulates visceral and immune functions to maintain internal homeostasis, optimally respond to a dynamic external environment, and integrate these functions with ongoing behavior. Using urological, gastrointestinal, and immune systems as examples, this symposium will show how advances in circuit dissection and manipulation and neural recordings across networks linking viscera to cortical regions are revealing how the brain performs this complex integration.