Decoding signal processing in thalamo-hippocampal circuitry: implications for theories of memory and spatial processing

Decoding signal processing in thalamo-hippocampal circuitry: implications for theories of memory and spatial processing Marian Tsanov and Shane M. O’Mara Our latest paper. Highlights • Thalamo-hippocampal projections are vital for episodic memory formation. • There is extensive connectivity between these structures. • We examine the signals processed within this circuitry. • We focus on head… Read More

BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: HOW NEUROSCIENCE CAN FUEL A START-UP

BRAIN FOR BUSINESS: HOW NEUROSCIENCE CAN FUEL A START-UP Thursday, January 15, 2015 – 18:00 to 19:15 €5 – PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL Paccar Theatre The human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe. Brain For Business is a new series of events at Science Gallery, that explores the latest findings from neuroscience and psychology… Read More

Image of the Week: Prof John O’Keefe receives his Nobel Prize

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
The image of the week is Professor John O’Keefe, being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shares with Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser. The Wellcome Trust has supported O’Keefe’s work for over ten years and he is Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural…

Torturing the brain (because this is what torture results in: broken brains, minds and bodies)

[My book ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’ (Harvard UP) can be preordered from Amazon (.com) – more details at end of post] Given the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study on the use of torture by the CIA, I thought it would be useful to gather together previous pieces on this blog on torture, including reblogs… Read More