Conference on Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

Shane O'Mara smomara at mail.tcd.ie
Mon Aug 30 05:34:18 EST 1999


Second Announcement

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, March 30 and 31, 2000 

The Nature of Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction:  Theoretical and
Experimental Perspectives

A conference held in association with a Special Issue of Hippocampus. 

A central theme in theories of hippocampal function in memory and amnesia
is the translation of temporary hippocampal information storage into a
more permanent cortical store. Connections between hippocampus and cortex
are hypothesized to undergo use-dependent changes in synaptic strength,
enabling long-term consolidation of memory. Most theoretical and
experimental work on the biological processes thought to underlie
long-term memory has concentrated on the 'early' stages of hippocampal
formation processing, rather than on the interaction between the
hippocampal formation and cortex. This conference is specifically designed
to redress this imbalance. 

Conference Sessions include: Theoretical Perspectives;  Lessons from
Neuroanatomy and
Neurochemistry; Synaptic Transmission; Behavioural and Imaging Analyses. 

Call for Poster Presentations: Poster presentations are welcome; poster
abstracts will be collated
into a conference booklet. 

Invited speakers include: 

John Aggleton, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK 
David G. Amaral, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis,
CA, USA 
Neil Burgess, Inst. of Cognitive Neuroscience University College, London, UK 
Gyorgi Buzsaki, Center for Neuroscience, Rutgers, State University of New
Jersey, NJ, USA 
Raymond P. Kesner, Dept of Psychology, University of Utah, Utah, USA 
Serge Laroche, Neurobiologie de l'Apprentissage et de la Memoire, Uni
Paris Sud, France 
Marina A. Lynch, Dept of Physiology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
Eleanor A. Maguire, Wellcome Dept of Cognitive Neurology, Inst of
Neurology, London , UK 
Robert L. Muller, Dept of Physiology, SUNY Health Sciences Centre,
Brooklyn, NY, USA 
Lynn Nadel, Dept of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 
Shane M. O'Mara, Dept of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
Randall C. O'Reilly, Dept of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder,
CO, USA 
Bruno Poucet, Lab Neurosciences Cognitives-CNRS, Marseille, France 
Ian H. Robertson, Dept of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 
Edmund T. Rolls, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford,
Oxford, UK 
Anne-Marie Thierry, Collège de France, Paris, France 
Menno P. Witter, Dept of Anatomy, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Supported by the Wellcome Trust; the Provostís Fund of Trinity College;
the Department of
Psychology, Trinity College. 

Registration (including conference banquet): Students and PostDoctoral
Researchers £125 IEP; 
Senior Researchers (£175) (excluding conference banquet £100 IEP and £150
IEP, respectively). 

For further information, including registration materials, please check
the conference website: 
http://www.tcd.ie/Psychology/HippCortConf/

Or write/email/Fax: 
Dr Shane M. O'Mara, Academic Organizer, Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction
Conference,
Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland; Email:
hippconf at tcd.ie; Fax:
+353-1-671 2006



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