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  • Valence encoding and memory in the amygdala ?

    Zhang, Xiangyu,Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Assignment of valence, positive or negative, to external stimuli is essential to the formation of emotional responses. Information pertaining to an animal's emotional state serve as critical components of memories. However, ...
  • Identifying functionally distinct neuronal ensembles within the memory engram ?

    Sun, Xiaochen,Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Memories in the brain are encoded by sparse ensembles of neurons within the memory engram. However, it remains unclear whether these neurons are functionally identical or can be divided into distinct subpopulations that ...
  • The hippocampal "Event Code" : implications from Descartes to Gridworld ?

    Sun, Chen,Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    The brain codes continuous spatial, temporal, and sensory changes in daily experience. Recent studies suggest the brain also tracks experience as segmented subdivisions (events), but the neural basis for encoding events ...

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