Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

The Hippocampus

Saturday 4th May 2013

JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building - UCL

Registration Essential

The role of the hippocampal formation in spatial representation and navigation is well-established. We are still learning about the anatomy and physiology of the different spatial cell types: place, head direction, grid and other spatially periodic cells, and how they fit together into an overall "cognitive map". Importantly, there are several computational models of how the spatial firing patterns of the different cell types are generated. This meeting brings together many of the leading hippocampal theoreticians and experimenters to discuss the latest developments in this exciting field.


08:30 Registration

Session 1: Chair – John O’Keefe

09:00 John O’Keefe Introduction

09:15 Menno Witter

“About the Architecture of Entorhinal Cortex”

10:00 Michael Hasselmo

“Grid cells and oscillations”

10:45 Break (Coffee/Tea)11:15 David Tank

“Neural Circuit Dynamics in Mice Navigating in Virtual Reality”

12:00 Nachum Ulanovsky“Neural codes for 2-D and 3-D space in the hippocampal formation of bats”

12:45 Tad Blair

“A neural architecture for mapping positions in space onto patterns of neural synchrony”

13:30 Lunch

Session 2: Chair – Neil Burgess

14:30 May-Britt Moser

“Optogenetic analysis of spatial input to the hippocampus”

15:15 Edvard Moser

“Modular organization of the grid map”

16:00 Break (Tea/Coffee)

16:30 Michael Brecht

“A grid cell grid?”

17:15 György Buzsáki

“The hippocampal syntax”

18:00 Neil Burgess Closing Remarks

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