Seminar: Professor Daniel Salzman

Neural mechanisms for the genesis, expression, and control of emotional behaviour
Monday 12 October @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm (Le Gros Clark Lecture Theatre)

Professor Daniel Salzman MD PhDDaniel_Salzman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Kavli Institute for Brain Science at the Columbia University School of Medicine will be speaking at our first event for the academic year on the neural mechanisms that give particular sensory stimuli emotional value. His research group has developed a genetic strategy identifying the representations of rewarding and aversive unconditioned stimuli (US) in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) of mice and has recently published results suggesting that neural representations of conditioned and unconditioned stimuli are ultimately connected to US-responsive cells in the BLA to give rise to both innate and learned responses.

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