One of today’s major scientific challenges is understanding how neurons represent information in the brain. Although significant progress has been made, it is unclear how the human brain transforms sensory input into conscious perception and memories. Professor Rodrigo Quiroga’s (University of Leicester, UK) research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms of perception, memory, and consciousness, using techniques such as intra-cranial single-cell recordings in the human brain. The Cortex Club Committee is proud to be hosting Professor Quiroga here in Oxford, as his work holds the power to connect all neuroscientific disciplines, from molecules and neurons all the way to behaviour and disease, all within the human brain.
A unique coding of memories in the human brain
I will describe single neuron recordings in the human hippocampal formation and how neurons in this area form and store memories. I will also discuss how the coding by these neurons is completely different to what has been described in other species, challenging the notion of pattern separation.
All students and young post-docs are invited to signup for the Lunch with Professor Quiroga.
(for more details see: www.cortexclub.com/events-list/prof-quirogas-talk)
PIs and postdocs are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a 1-to-1 meeting with Professor Quiroga.