Walter Koroshetz - NINDS
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dr. Walter Koroshetz
Plenary: Neural Dynamics of Memory Formation in the Primate Hippocampus
Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
Dr. Walter Koroshetz (NINDS) will introduce Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo and moderate Q&A. Dr. Buffalo will discuss hippocampal neurons, which have been most often studied in rodents running mazes, resulting in a rich history characterizing their activity as spatial correlates. However, these neurons have recently been shown to respond in a variety of tasks without an explicit spatial component, suggesting that hippocampal activity patterns more generally reflect the progression of experience through salient task events. Dr. Buffalo will present findings from large-scale recordings throughout the hippocampus in monkeys performing memory tasks in multiple environments in virtual reality.