Memory mechanisms in humans: from physiology to behaviour and computational models

Organiser: FENS

Additional Organiser: Hertie Foundation


Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 11—17 Dec 2016

Since the groundbreaking description of patient H.M. in the 1950s, our understanding of human memory and the mechanisms underlying memory functions has increased dramatically in the last decades.

In this respect, synergetic advances have been made on several fronts: from the study of memory abilities in normal subjects to the description of dysfunctions following lesions in patients; from the study of detailed molecular mechanisms giving rise to memory formation and consolidation to the characterization of neuronal mechanisms, at the single cell and the population level, underlying memory processes. All these studies were in turn complemented with animal models and the development of detailed computational modelling.

Through extensive interactions with leaders in the field, this school will provide a comprehensive overview of both the basic and the latest knowledge about memory functions and their underlying mechanisms in humans. The school is aimed at PhD students and postdocs, preferably working on memory or with a strong interest in this area.