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Yerkes researchers present at 40th Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference
Date:11/12/2010

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Memory

Jocelyne Bachevalier, PhD, studies infantile amnesia, the inability to remember virtually anything from infancy. The primary goal of her research program is to determine the structural or functional immaturity responsible for infantile amnesia. Her lab also studies the nature of the memory decline in monkeys, which accompanies normal aging, to help explain aging-related memory disorders.

  • Bachevalier lab poster presentation: Maria Alvarado, PhD, Sunday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. noon.

Elizabeth A. Buffalo, PhD, studies the neuronal mechanisms involved in the establishment and maintenance of memory. Through her research, she records neural activity in monkeys that have been trained to perform various types of memory tasks and investigates how changes in neuronal activity correlate with each monkey's ability to learn and remember in order to better understand how medial temporal lobe circuits support memory formation. Such understanding has the potential to make way for new therapies aimed at reducing or preventing memory loss that results from medial temporal lobe disease.

  • Buffalo lab poster presentations Monday, Nov. 15: Nathan J. Killian, 8 a.m. 9 a.m.; James Solyst, 8 a.m. 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 16: Eugene Agichtein, PhD, 2 p.m. 3 p.m.

Fear, Anxiety and Stress

Michael Davis, PhD, studies the physiological bases of learning and memory and brain areas involved in fear, anxiety and stress.

  • Davis lab poster presentation Tuesday, Nov. 16: Marina Wheeler, 9 a.m. 10 a.m.; Wednesday Nov. 17: Eric Heuer, PhD, 9 a.m. 10 a.m.; Ryan Parsons, PhD, 10 a.m. 11 a.m.; Andrew Kazama, 11 a.m. noon.

Donald Rainnie, PhD, aims to create a more thorough understanding of the cellular processes that contribute to the perception of emotion, which is often regarded as a psychological response rather than a physiological pro
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