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The Brainstem-Hippocampus Network Uncovered: Dynamics, Reactivation and Memory Consolidation

Project description

Memory formation may rely on the brainstem and hippocampus being in sync

Structural and functional maps of the brain and brainstem have shed important light on neuronal circuits and their interconnections. When combined with behavioural studies, interconnected activity can be linked to higher functions. While the hippocampus has long been known to play a key role in memory processes, the role of the brainstem in memory remains largely unknown. However, synchronised activity has been linked to memory formation, and the brainstem modulates it during sleep and wakefulness. DREAM is simultaneously recording neuronal activity in the brainstem and hippocampus in mice performing a memory task or asleep mice. Advanced signal processing and machine learning could provide a model of the dynamic interactions between the brainstem and hippocampus and their relation to memory processes.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUSTRIA
Net EU contribution
€ 174 167,04
Address
Am Campus 1
3400 Klosterneuburg
Austria

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Region
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Nordteil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00