Structure, Function and Logic of a Fly Memory Circuit - Larry Abbott

Thursday, February 22, 2018

12:00 pm

Clark Center Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series Presents

Structure, Function and Logic of a Fly Memory Circuit

Larry Abbott, Ph.D

Professor, Departments of Neuroscience, Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Biological Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center, City of New York

Host: Krishna Shenoy


The insect mushroom body supports learning and memory of sensory associations. Theoretical analyses based on extensive anatomic knowledge can explain many features of mushroom body circuitry including numbers of neurons and synapses and wiring patterns. Building on these results, I will show how shared experience can align mushroom body output responses and discuss the application of machine learning methods to probe dopamine modulation and learning. Finally, I will present work done in collaboration with Richard Axel’s laboratory that provides a detail account of the synaptic basis of recognition memory in the fly.  

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clark Center Auditorium Map

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