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Plenary Lecture | The Neurobiology of Long-Term Memory: Key Molecules, Diverse Cell Types, Temporal Dynamics, and Critical Periods

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 14:00

A seminar by Cristina Maria Alberini of New York University.

Long-term memory formation and storage are complex and dynamic processes. Alberini's lab is interested in understanding the biology underlying this complexity. Currently, they are focusing on two major questions. The first concerns the types of molecular and cellular mechanisms that the brain uses to form, process and store explicit memories. Alberini will present some of our major findings on key biological mechanisms regulated in response to learning, their expression in diverse cell types, their temporal dynamics, and their roles in long-term memory formation as well as changes induced by memory recall. The second question asks about the nature of the biological mechanisms engaged in memory formation during early development, the period in which the memories seem to be rapidly forgotten, yet in the meantime the brain is shaping its identity. Alberini will briefly discuss some of their findings on this topic and then, finally, she will conclude with future directions.


Cristina Maria Alberini is Professor at the Center for Neural Science, New York University and associate Investigator at the Neuroscience Institute NYU Langone Medical Center, NY.

The seminar will take place online via Zoom platform.
The video recording will be made available later on.