Limbic-cortical interactions underlying avoidance behavior - Joshua Gordon

Thursday, April 27, 2017

12:00 pm

Clark Center Auditorium Map

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Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series Presents

Limbic-cortical interactions underlying avoidance behavior 

Joshua Gordon, MD Ph.D

Director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Host: Amit Etkin


We and others have demonstrated that interactions between the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex play an important role in avoidance behavior in rodents. In particular, we found enhanced synchrony between these two structures during exposure to environments in which anxiety-related avoidance behavior is induced. I will present data from experiments that used optogenetic interrogation of the hippocampal-prefrontal circuit to determine the causal relationships between specific patterns of neural synchrony in this circuit and avoidance behavior.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clark Center Auditorium Map

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