Plasticity Two Ways


Wendy Suzuki

(New York University)

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Date: December 3, 2014


In my lab, we have examined two distinct forms of plasticity in the primate brain.  In the first part of my talk I will summarize our most recent work from behavioral neurophysiological studies describing striking incremental timing signals in the hippocampus of non-human primates.  We have focused on timing because it plays such a critical role in episodic memory, or memory for the events in our lives, a function known to be dependent on the hippocampus.  In the second part of my talk, I’ll summarize findings from studies in humans examining the effects of aerobic exercise on learning, memory, cognition and mood.  I will also describe our efforts to expand these studies to examine the effects of aerobic exercise on academic performance in schools.

Created: Thursday, December 4th, 2014