Jill Leutgeb: Hippocampal network computations for memories and decisions

University of San Diego and Wissenchaftskolleg Berlin

How do neural networks in the brain form distinct and long-lasting memories? Dr. Jill Leutgeb’s research aims to understand the neuronal mechanisms of long-term memory storage at the systems level. Her lab combines high-density electrophysiology with behavioral testing, theoretical modeling, and pharmacological and molecular manipulations as a multidisciplinary approach to understanding how the various subregions of the medial temporal lobe, particularly the dentate gyrus and CA3 recurrent circuit, contribute to the formation of memory. In this seminar, Dr. Leutgeb will describe novel computations of the dentate gyrus and CA3 networks directly involved in organizing memory-guided behavior by coordinating the planning of future actions. She will present evidence that seeks to build a framework for how task-relevant information is retained and updated across the numerous transitions between brain states using spatial working memory as the case study.


Guests are welcome!


Organized by

Richard Kempter / Margret Franke

Location: BCCN Berlin, lecture hall 9, Philippstr. 13 Haus 6, 10115 Berlin

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