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We are studying molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and memory focusing on learned fear , the most simple and evolutionally conserved type of memory in mammals. From lizards to humans, the key area of the brain responsible for memories of fear is the amygdala. The anatomy of learned fear is well understood making it amenable for molecular analysis. However, genes and biochemical pathways defining the logic of memory processing are largely unknown. We concentrate on sensory processing in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala, thought to be the major brain area involved in fear memory processing.
Shumyatsky G.P., Tsvetkov E., Malleret G., Hatton M., Vronskaya S., Hampton L., Battey J., Dulac C., Kandel E.R. and Bolshakov V., (2002) Identification of a signaling network in the lateral nucleus of amygdala important for inhibiting memory specifically related to learned fear. Cell 111:905-918.
|20180604.120000||Mon, Jun 04, 2018 @ 12:00pm||Genetics Department Seminar||Genetics/Human Genetics Institute||Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Firestein |
Dr. Bonnie Firestein / Dept. of Cell Biology & Neuroscience/ Rutgers University/ Piscataway, NJ
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