In this webinar, Drs. Kari Hoffman, André Bastos, and Thilo Womelsdorf present their research on the neurophysiological basis of learning, cognition, and sensory processing, including attention and connectivity between brain regions in non-human primates.
Early life trauma (ELT) has been identified as a risk factor for binge eating and obesity in adult life, but the neural mechanisms behind this phenomena have yet to be determined. In this blog post we discuss a recent publication from Shin et al., which delineates the circuitry of this ELT-induced maladaptive eating.
Since little is known about how dopamine affects aversive learning in humans, Frick et al. recently sought to describe the role of dopamine in fear memory formation within the human amygdala, which we review in this blog post.
Dr. Fiona Harrison, discusses how vitamin C deficiency and exposure to toxins can impact glutamate uptake and clearance, and how even small changes in neural signaling can be detected by monitoring EEG activity and correlated with performance in learning and memory tasks.
Dr. Fiona Harrison discusses how dietary deficiency and exposure to toxins can impact glutamate uptake and clearance, and the subsequent changes in neural signaling can be detected through altered EEG activity and performance on learning and memory tasks.