Please RT: Position vacant, Professor in Neuroscience – Trinity College, the University of Dublin

Post Title: Professor in Neuroscience  Post Status: Permanent and Full-Time [view position] Post Title: Professor in Neuroscience  Post Status: Permanent and Full-Time Department/Faculty: Discipline of Physiology, School of Medicine Reports to: Head of Discipline Location: Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience Salary: This appointment will be made on the Associate Professor salary scale in line with… Read More

Prolonged rote learning produces delayed memory facilitation and metabolic changes in the hippocampus of the ageing human brain.

Take-home message: repeated practice with material that must be remembered facilitates remembering in an aged population in whom there is expected to be a degree of age-related memory loss. This practice produces changes in the brain in structures that support learning and memory. Think of it like this: memory can be exercised via practice, much… Read More

Hippocampal dynamics predict interindividual cognitive differences in rats.

Hippocampal dynamics predict interindividual cognitive differences in rats. Take-home message: Individual memory in old rats was assessed using DNMS. We recorded hippocampal CA1 place cells as these rats explored a familiar environment; 27% of recorded pyramidal neurons showed substantial delayed onsets of place field activity. This age-related firing onset delay occurred under basal conditions; it was… Read More