Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Mayank Mehta, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Zoom (in person has been CANCELLED)
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Please  note that today’s in-person colloquium given by Mayank Mehta has been canceled, however, will still take place via Zoom. Please find below the title/abstract and Zoom link:

Title: Cornu Ammonis Cornucopia: Hippocampus 2.0

Abstract: Hippocampus or Cornu Ammonis used to be simple: neurons encoded space and this was the GPS system of the brain. But, small cracks in this simple story appeared long ago: it was difficult to find clear place cells in primates; instead the human hippocampus is critical for episodic or autobiographical memories without any involvement of space. Decades of debate has not resolved the issues. However, a cornucopia of recent hippocampal discoveries point to potential resolution and an exciting new hypothesis, aka Hippocampus 2.0, that can explain these differences. This is not only of fundamental scientific interest but crucial for developing cures for learning and memory related disorders including dementia, where many therapies work in rodents but not in humans.

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Meeting ID: 970 6097 7252

Passcode: PBSTalk






For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.