The Center for Learning & Memory
at The University of Texas at Austin
announces the sixth

MM1016logoThursday, May 12, 2016, 6–9 PM,  at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

We are pleased to offer Memory Matters to the public free of charge, however we do ask that you register so that we may get an accurate guest count.  Please click here to register

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 This interactive informational program will include

  • Panel discussion with the CLM faculty about the neuroscience of memory enhancement, moderated by KUT’s Rebecca McInroy
  • Hands-on activity and demonstration booths
  • The opportunity to meet Center for Learning & Memory faculty and learn about their research programs

2016 Speakers

Laura Colgin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Colgin photo Dr. Colgin’s research focuses on understanding how brain rhythms, electrical waves generated by synchronized activity across neurons, are involved in cognitive processing. She uses multi-site electrophysiological recordings from freely behaving rodents to investigate how brain rhythms in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex affect mnemonic operations and behavior.

 

Michael Drew, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Drew photo Dr. Drew is interested in understanding the functional significance of adult hippocampal neurogenesis, which is the birth of neurons in the hippocampus
of the adult brain. He uses inducible genetic manipulation and behavioral testing in mice to reveal the underlying cognitive and emotional processes that are modulated by neurogenesis.

 

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jarrod Lewis-Peacock 2014 CLM 150x150 Dr. Lewis-Peacock’s research combines behavioral methods, functional neuroimaging, and computational approaches to explore the interplay between attention, learning, and memory in the healthy adult brain. His lab strives to understand how we remember and why we forget, and seeks to characterize how people dynamically deploy their cognitive resources in the pursuit of goals.