Dartmouth Events

Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium

Mayank Mehta, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Moore Hall B03
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Faculty, Postdoc, Staff, Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Please join us in Moore BO3 on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 1:15 p.m., for a colloquium given by Mayank Mehta, Professor, Departments of Physics & Astronomy, Neurology, and Neurobiology at University of California, Los Angeles. Title/abstract are below. 

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.

There will also be the option to join virtually, and Zoom details will be forthcoming. 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact:
Michelle Powers

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