Re-contextualizing the hippocampus
|Dates:||2 December 2013|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Neuroscience Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Charan Ranganath, Ph.D.|
Host: Neuroscience Research Institute
Charan Ranganath, Ph.D. Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Dept. of Psychology & Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK and Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience at the University of California at Davis, USA
About the event:
The hippocampus is one of the most extensively studied areas of the brain, and it is at the centre of numerous theories of the neural basis of human memory, but its role in memory is highly controversial. Charan will present data from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies, along with preliminary intracranial EEG evidence suggesting that, rather than coding for all attributes of memories, the hippocampus more specifically links incoming information with a representation of the temporal context of an event. Additionally, he will present evidence for the idea that different hippocampal subregions interact with two functionally and anatomically dissociable cortical systems that extend beyond the medial temporal lobes. The results are inconsistent with the idea that the hippocampus is at the apex of a specialized general memory system, and more consistent with the idea that the hippocampal context representations modulate activity in distinct systems that guide different aspects of behaviour.
The seminar is followed by a drinks reception, to meet with Charan and university colleagues.
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Travel and Contact Information
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre
Michael Smith Building