Professor, University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
11:00am EDT / 5.00pm CEST
Presentation: Making memories in mice
Abstract: Dr. Josselyn is interested in understanding how the brain encodes, stores and uses information. Several human disorders (ranging from autism spectrum disorder to Alzheimer’s disease) may stem from disrupted information processing. Therefore, this basic knowledge is not only critical for understanding normal brain function, but also vital for the development of new treatment strategies for these disorders. Neuroscience, and indeed many areas of science, have been transformed by the development of new tools that allow scientists to observe and manipulate the activity of neurons in the brains of living, behaving organisms. Dr. Josselyn will discuss how her lab takes advantage of these new tools to answer long-standing questions in memory research.
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