Events

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Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Dan Rokni - Harvard University, USA

Date: 22 December, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Title: Figure-ground Segregation of Smells

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Neuroscience Seminar: Irit Akirav - Haifa University, Israel

Date: 25 November, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30

Title: Cannabinoids in the prevention and treatment of stress-related disorders

Central clinical features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the persistence of a heightened salience of traumatic memories and a failure of the extinction process to diminish the impact of traumatic memories.
In a series of studies we found that enhancing endocannabinoid signaling in proximity to stress exposure can prevent the detrimental effects of acute and chronic stress on emotional learning and plasticity.
We also examined whether targeting the endocannabinoid system be useful for secondary prevention of PTSD. We found that exposure to trauma impair emotional learning, plasticity and results in PTSD-like symptoms. Cannabinoid activation in proximity to shock exposure prevented the effects of the trauma on behavior and plasticity, and these changes were associated with alterations in GRs and CB1r expression in the fear circuit (i.e., hippocampus-amygdala-PFC).
We also found that chron

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Neuroscience seminar: Dana Hod - Janelia,Washington,USA

Date: 16 December, 2014
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30

Title: Novel tools for calcium imaging

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CANCELLED: Neuroscience seminar: Misha Tsodyks- Weizmann Institute,Israel

Date: 6 January, 2015

TBD

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Neuroscience semiar: Dima Rinberg - New York University, USA

Date: 13 January, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall

TBD

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Neuroscience Seminar: Hagai Bergman- Hebrew Ubiversity,Jerusalem,Israel

Date: 20 January, 2015
Location: Yellow Hall, Rappaport Building, 16:30

Optimal control in and of the basal ganglia

Our working hypothesis holds that the basal ganglia (BG) use actor/critic architecture enabling multi-objective optimization of behavioural policy. The dopamine neurons (and other BG modulators, critics) encode the mismatch between prediction and reality; whereas the BG main axis (actor) provides the connection between state and action.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by the death of midbrain dopaminergic neurons (BG critics) and the consequent depletion of dopamine in the striatum – the input stage of the BG main axis (actor). The dopamine depletion in the striatum is leading to synchronous oscillations of the neurons in the BG main axis that is expressed as PD clinical symptoms. Dopamine replacement therapy is therefore the first-line treatment of PD; but after 5-10 years most patients lose the pharmacological honeymoon, and are referred to Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedures. Today, DBS parameters are intermittently adjusted. D

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Neuroscience semianr: Moser Tobias,Goettingen,Germany

Date: 10 March, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall

TBD

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Neuroscience seminar: Jim DiCarlo - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Date: 24 March, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall ,16:30

TBD

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Neuroscience semiar: Adi Mizrahi - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Date: 31 March, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall, 16:30

TBD

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Neuroscience seminar: David Eilam - Tel Aviv University, Israel

Date: 14 April, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall, 16:30

TBD

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Neuroscience seminar: Michal Rivlin - Weizmann Institute , Israel

Date: 28 April, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall, 16:30

TBD

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Neuroscience seminar: Arseny Finkelstein - Weizmann Institute, Israel

Date: 12 May, 2015
Location: Rappaport building, Yellow hall, 16:30

TBD

 
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