Laura Colgin - Hippocampal place cell coding of non-spatial information

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
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12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Brain Sciences | Psychiatry Grand Rounds
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Hippocampal place cell coding of non-spatial information


The hippocampus is a key brain network for episodic memory. Place cells are neurons in the hippocampus that fire in specific spatial locations known as place fields. This spatially selective firing is thought to code the “where” component of episodic memory. Yet, episodic memories contain nonspatial information also. This talk will present new insights about how different populations of hippocampal place cells respond to nonspatial aspects of an experience, such as social stimuli or motivational context. The results may help explain how the hippocampus integrates multimodal stimuli into a coherent episodic memory.

This seminar is co-presented by the Psychiatry Grand Rounds | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Laura Colgin, Ph.D.

Professor, Director, Center for Learning and Memory

Department of Neuroscience

The University of Texas at Austin

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Hosted by - Danielle Simmons, Ph.D. (Longo Lab)


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