Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Probing memory circuits in the primate brain: from single neurons to neural networks

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Building 46, Singleton Auditorium (46-3002), MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex (MIT Bldg 46)
43 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

Speaker: Prof. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Robarts Research Institute

Abstract: The brain’s memory systems are like time machines for thought: they transport sensory experiences from the past to the present, to guide our current decisions and actions. Memories have been classified into long-term, stored for time intervals of days, months, or years, and short-term, stored for shorter intervals of seconds or minutes. There is a consensus that these two types of memories involve different brain systems and have different underlying mechanisms. In this talk, I will present data from different experiments in non-human primates examining brain circuits and mechanisms of both short-term memory and long-term memory.

Speaker Biography: Julio Martinez-Trujillo is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute. He holds an Academic Chair in Autism. Prior to joining Western University in 2014, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at McGill University.

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