Swammerdam lezing met Elizabeth Buffalo


Host: Shanice Beerepoot, MD MSc. & Koen Seignette, MSc.

Het symosium zal plaatsvinden in hybride vorm. Je bent welkom in de Colloquiumzaal of online via Zoom.

Dinsdag 11 oktober 2022 om 16.00: Neural dynamics of memory formation in the primate hippocampus

Na afloop van de meeting zal er een borrel zijn.


Our understanding of the hippocampus has been framed by two landmark discoveries: the discovery by Scoville and Millner that hippocampal damage causes profound and persistent amnesia and the discovery by O’Keefe and Dostrovsky of hippocampal place cells in rodents. However, it has been unclear to what extent spatial representations are present in the primate brain and how to reconcile these representations with the known mnemonic function of this region. Elizabeth will discuss a series of experiments that have examined neural activity in the hippocampus and adjacent entorhinal cortex in monkeys performing behavioral tasks including spatial memory tasks in a virtual environment. These data demonstrate that behavioral task structure has a significant influence on hippocampal activity, with neurons responding to all salient events within the task. Taken together, these data are consistent with the idea that activity in the hippocampus tracks ongoing experience in support of memory formation.



Er wordt een masterclass georganiseerd voor geïnteresseerde PhD studenten, voorafgaand aan de lezing (14:00-16:00h).

Bekijk de ONWAR website voor meer informatie