SFB Speakers - 2012

J. P. Aggleton
School of Psychology, University of Wales, UK
"Multiple anatomical systems embedded within the primate medial temporal lobe: Implications for hippocampal funtion"

David Bannerman
Department of Experimental Psychology , University of Oxford, UK
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the hippocampus but were afraid to ask!"

Zafar Bashir
School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK
"Synaptic transmission, plasticity, learning and memory"

Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
"Online control of hand trajectory in the parietofrontal system"

Prof. Ulrich Bayer
Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
"Processing and storage of synaptic information by CaMKII"

Clive R. Bramham
Department of Biomedicine and Bergen Mental Health Research Center, Bergen, Norway
"The Arc of synaptic memory"

M. W. Brown
MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK
"What is the role of perirhinal cortex of recognition memory?"

Martin Brüne
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Oxytocin ans social cognition in borderline personality disorder"

R. D. Burwell
Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, USA
"Optogenetic Modulation of Perirhinal Cortex: Effects on Spontaneous Explration of Novelty"

Qiang Chang
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
"Epigenetic control in neural development and disease"

Christopher W. Cowan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
"Transcriptional regulation of synapse elimination: implications for Drug Addiction, Fragile X Syndrome, and Autism"

Prof. Jozsef Csicsvari
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
"Encoding and reactivation of spatial memory traces by hippocampal cell assemblies"

Prof. Dr. Yuri Dabaghian
Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Houston, Texas
"A topological approach to neuronal space representation"

Alexander Dityatev
Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
"The extracellular matrix and synaptic functions"

M. J. Eacott
Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK
"Is episodic-like memory really like episodic memory?"

Simon Ebbinghaus
Physical Chemistry II, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Early events of protein aggregation"

Prof. Richard Edden
Department of Radiology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"GABA-MRS studies of inhibition in cognitive processing"

Michael Frotscher
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
"Structural plasticity of hippocampal mossy fiber synapses"

David Genoux
Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland
"Protein phosphatase PP1 and intra-spaced stimulations are key elements in controlling the direction of synaptic plasticity"

Tali Gidalevitz
Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Natural genetic variation and destabilizing polymorphisms modulate polyglutamine aggregation and toxicity"

John Guzowski
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, USA
"Cellular specificity, temporal dynamics, and function of Arc gene expression in incidental context memory formation"

Michael E. Hasselmo
Center for Memory and Brain, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Boston, MA, USA
"Oscillations, grid cells and head direction cells"

Prof. Wolfgang Hauber
Institute of Biology, University of Stuttgart
"Goal-directed action in rats: Neural and neurochemical substrates"

John-Dylan Haynes
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
"Decoding the contents of visual perception from neuroimaging signals"

Mark Henkemeyer
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
"Eph-Ephrin bidirectional signaling in synapse development and function"

Lucia Jacobs
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
"Chemosensory cognition and the evolution of olfaction"

Rami Abou Jamra
Institute of Human Genetics, Erlangen, Germany
"Deep sequencing strategies to elucidate the genetics of autosomal recessive intellectual disability"

Georg Juckel
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Delayed discounting tasks for impulsivity and obsessions"

R. P. Kesner
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, USA
"The role of the dorsal and ventral dentate gyrus in processing of mnemonic information"

Nikolaj Klöcker
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf
"Molecular complexity of native AMPA receptors"

L. Kuchinke
Experimental Psychology and Methods, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Model-based examinations of the role of associations in recognition memory"

P. Lavenex
Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
"Differential maturation of distinct hippocampal circuits underlies the emergence of distinct memory processes."

Andy Lee
Psychology Department, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto / Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Toronto, Canada
"Exploring the role of the human medial temporal lobe in memory and perception"

Michael S. Levine
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
"From genes to circuits in Huntington`s Disease: every neuron needs good connections"

Christian Lüscher
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity: from molecular mechanism to behavioral correlates"

D. Manahan-Vaughan
Department of Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Teasing apart the relationship between hippocampal synaptic plasticity and hippocampus-dependent memory"

Villu Maricq
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
"Postsynaptic signaling: What are the molecules and how do they get there?"

Timothée Masquelier
DTIC - Department of Information and CommunicationTechnologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
"Unsupervised STDP-based learning in biological and artificial systems"

T. McHugh
Circuit and Behavioural Physiology Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan
"Context is Encoded by Distinct Hippocampal Circuits"

Martijn Meeter
Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Novelty detection in the rat brain (and yours)"

Marta Moita
Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Portugal, Oeiras, Portugal
"Time determines the neural circuit underlying associative fear learning: the role of amygdala, mPFC and hippocampus"

D. Montaldi
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
"Contrasting the neural bases of familiarity and novelty detection: implications for MTL models of recognition memory"

Regina Murphy
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
"Transthyretin's Regulatory Role in Beta-Amyloid Aggregation and Neurotoxicity"

Mike Nicholls
Flinders University, Australia
"Spatial asymmetries in action, perception and representation"

Danielle Posthuma
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam, NL
"Biologically informed genome-wide association analysis uncovers role of synaptic gene-sets in schizophrenia and intelligence"

C. Ranganath
Dynamic Memory Lab, Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, USA
"Two Neocortical Systems for Memory Guided Behavior"

Christian Rosenmund
Neurocure, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
"VGLUT's as regulators of neurotransmitter release probability"

M. Rugg
Centerfor Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
"Recollection, familiarity and the hippocampus: fMRl evidence"

M. Sauvage
Mercator Research Group "Functional Architecture of Memory", Medical Faculty, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
"Functional segregation of the MTL in episodic recognition memory: memory demands, processes and sensory modalities"

Hansjörg Scherberger
RG Neurobiology, German Primate Center, University of Göttingen, Germany
"Hand grasping signals in the primate brain"

Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
"The neural basis of competitive emotions"

Hamutal Slovin
Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
"From local stimulus attributes to visual percpetion in the primary visual cortex"

Prof. Friedrich Sommer
University of California, Berkeley Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
"Combining compressed sensing and representational learning: How regions in the brain can communicate without loss of information"

Bernhard Staresima
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
"Episodic Memory - Who does What in the Medial Temporal Lobe"

C. E. L. Stark
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California at Irvine, USA
"Pattern Seperation and the Aging Human Hippocampus"

Boris Suchan (host)
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neuropsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"The medial temporal lobe: memory and beyond"
"Perception and recognition in the human temporal lobe"

Edda Thiels
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
"From synaptic activity to arc expression in hippocampus in vivo:
What lies in-between?"

Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
"Continuous attractor models of space representation"

Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Objects and parts: bottom-up, top-down and context"

Alireza Valizadeh
Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
"Spike timing dependent plasticity and interacting effects of structure and dynamics in disordered neural networks"

Melanie Wilke
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology, University Medicine Göttingen (UMG), Germany
"Thalamo-cortical interactions in reaching and eye movement behavior: combined fMRI and inactivation studies in monkeys"

M. P. Witter
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University for Science and Technology NTNU, Norway
"Functional Architecture of the Entorhinal Twins"

Fred Wolf
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Theoretical Neurophysics, Göttingen, Germany
"Law and Order in Visual Cortical Evolution"

Melanie Woodin
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
"Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in inhibitory circuits"

Florentin Wörgötter
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
"The interaction of synaptic scaling with STDP can lead to a transition between short- and long-term memory formation "

Wei Xu
Stanford School of Medicine, USA
"From the two modes of synaptic transmission to neuronal coding schemes"

A. Yonelinas
Human Memory Lab, University of California Davis, USA
"Everything is Memory: Relating Memory to Other Cognitive Abilities."

M. Yoshida
Faculty of Psychology, Mercator Research Group – "Structure of Memory"-, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
"A possible cellular mechanism for short-term information retention in the medial temporal lobe"

Michisuke Yuzaki
School of Medicine, Keio University, Shinjuku-ku, Japan
"Cbln1 and its family proteins – unique functional and morphological regulators of synapses"