Local connectivity of excitatory projection neurons in the basolateral amygdala

In this project we investigate the local connections within the basolateral amygdala.

Basolateral amygdala is a complex cortical structure composed of three nuclei: lateral, basal and basomedial nucleus. In spite of the importance of this brain region in various cognitive functions, such as memory processes, decision-making and social interactions, the local connectivity of the excitatory projection neurons is still unknown. Using single-cell labeling both in acute amygdalar slices and in intact brain, we study the dendritic and axonal arborizations of the principal neurons in the basolateral amygdala. These investigations will help understand the information flow within and between the amygdalar nuclei, a knowledge, which is key to define the operational principles within the amygdala.

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