Mapping neuronal rearrangements in brain plasticity
Emerging evidence indicates that brain plasticity is associated with functional rearrangements in the adult brain. The EU-funded LongPlaNet project aims to provide more biological insight into this phenomenon by studying the adult mouse brain using 3D imaging. Scientists will map brain connections in specific areas of the brain and obtain structural information at the cellular level of neurons undergoing plasticity. They will also identify biomarkers associated with the reorganisation of the brain's neural network. Results will contribute to the understanding of various psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders, paving the way for therapeutic alternatives.