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Q&A: Prof Magdalena Sauvage
February 8 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Medial Temporal Lobe networks and Memory: processing spatial and non-spatial information overtime
Friday 8 February, 1pm at the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, Oxford
The Cortex Club is excited to presents Prof Madgalena Sauvage, from the Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology, Ruhr University Bochum, who, as part of the DPAG Head of the Department seminar series, will be talking to us about her work on information processing in the medial temporal in the context of memory. Please join us on February 8th at the Large Lecture Theatre, located in the Sherrington Building of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.
We are hosting a Q&A session after the talk from 2.00 to 3.00 to which students and staff are warmly invited.
Although the contribution of the hippocampus to episodic memory is well-established, much remains to be known about the network mechanisms underlying memory retrieval at this level and the specific involvement of each hippocampal subfield in this process. I will present recent data based on activity-dependent gene mapping, optogenetics and behavioral techniques showing that dissociating CA1’s from CA3‘s contribution and the contribution of their proximal from that of their distal parts, are essential for a better understanding of spatial and non-spatial information processing in the medial temporal lobe for recent (few min) to very remote (1 year-old) memories (Nakamura et al, J. Neurosc., 2013; Lux et al, Elife, 2017; Beer and Vavra, Plos Biology, 2018).