Open Paper

Open papers are individual short (10 minute) talks by faculty members.

Below are the open papers that will be featured at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you all at #LEARNMEM2018!

LEARNMEM2018 will feature two open paper sessions.
Thursday April 19, 9:00AM-10:00AM (talks starting in #202)
Saturday April 21, 9AM-10AM (talks starting in #402)

Talk #First NameLast NameInstitutionTitle
202.1.1MartinDreslerDonders Institute for Brain, Cognition and BehaviourMnemonic training effects on task-free brain function
202.1.2Boris NikolaiKonradDonders Institute for Brain, Cognition and BehaviourMnemonic training and superior memory skills
202.1.3IsabellaWagnerUniversity of ViennaEfficient memory formation with the method of loci
202.1.4EdmundRollsOxford Centre for Computational NeuroscienceHippocampal spatial view cells and attractor networks for episodic memory
202.1.5MarcoPetersDart Neuroscience, LLCAugmentation of hippocampal memory through genetic ablation of PDE1B and PDE2A.
202.2.1XiaokeChenStanford UniversityOrchestrating Drug-Associated Memories in Thalamic Circuits
202.2.2AngelaLukowskiUniversity of California IrvineSocial Skills Interventions May Improve Encoding and Long-Term Recall Memory by Children with Down Syndrome
202.2.3MarcCoutancheUniversity of PittsburghIncorporating New Knowledge into Existing Perceptual and Conceptual Dimensions through Interacting Regions of the Human Brain
202.2.4VeroniqueBohbotMcGill UniversityModulating theta rhythm, growth and shrinkage in the human hippocampus
202.2.5GuiXueBeijing Normal UniversityRetrieval practice facilitates episodic memory updating via reconsolidation mechanism
202.3.1ItamarLernerRutgers UniversityBaseline Levels of Rapid-Eye-Movement Sleep May Protect Against Excessive Fear Learning
202.3.2AlmiraVazdarjanovaAugusta UniversitySusceptibility vs. Trauma Sequelae Factors in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
202.3.3MichalZochowskiUniversity of MichiganCharacterization of network-wide, dynamical mechanisms of learning during contextual fear conditioning.
202.3.4TomSmeetsMaastricht UniversityThe Effects of Reconsolidation Stress on the Degrading Effects of Eye Movements on Negative Autobiographical Memories
202.3.5DominikBachUniversity of ZurichMatrix metalloproteinase role in human threat learning
202.4.1SerenaDudekNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIHInsights into hippocampal area CA2 function from studies of synaptic plasticity and critical periods
202.4.2DavidGlanzmanUniversity of California, Los AngelesTransfer by RNA of the engram for long-term sensitization in Aplysia
202.4.3AmarSahayMGH and Harvard Medical SchoolA molecular brake of inhibition onto CA3 governs engram maintenance and remote memory generalization
202.4.4DamianWheelerDart NeuroScienceNpas4 as a Marker of Recent Neuronal Activity
202.4.5SteveMahlerUniversity of California, IrvineDREADDs without Dread: Refining Chemogenetic Tools for Manipulating Neurons and Circuits
202.5.1NikolaiMalykhinUniversity of AlbertaThe functional role of hippocampal subfields and anteroposterior subregions: a high- resolution fMRI study of episodic memory.
202.5.2ChristineSmithVeterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System; University of California, San DiegoBoth memory-impaired patients and controls direct eye movements towards a changed region of a scene when they are consciously aware of the change
202.5.3SaraAtonUniversity of MichiganCoherent NREM oscillations play an essential, instructive role in visual system plasticity and visual learning.
202.5.4Mary PatMcAndrewsUniversity of TorontoSchema effects on hippocampal engagement in associative recognition: fMRI and MEG evidence
202.5.5JoshuaJacobsColumbia UniversityLateralized hippocampal oscillations underlie distinct aspects of human spatial memory and navigation
402.1.1StephenCowenUniversity of ArizonaAge-associated changes in waking hippocampal sharp-wave ripples
402.1.2KatjaUmla-RungeCardiff UniversityStable differences in posteromedial cortex deactivation during scene encoding in young adult carriers and non-carriers of the APOE-ε4 allele.
402.1.3JohnGuzowskiUniversity of California, IrvineNeuroinflammatory state modulates neuronal gene expression and hippocampal pattern separation processes underlying context discrimination memory retrieval
402.1.4MatthewGrilliUniversity of ArizonaEvidence of Compromised Episodic Autobiographical Memory in Clinically Normal Older Adults at Increased Genetic Risk of Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
402.1.5NicolaiFranzmeierLudwig Maximilian University of Munich, Institute for Stroke and Dementia ResearchNeural mechanisms of cognitive reserve in Alzheimer's disease
402.2.1KhenaSwallowCornell UniversityMemory For Spatiotemporal Context is Enhanced by Temporal Attention
402.2.2JessicaAndrews-HannaUniversity of ArizonaTime is of the Essence: The Costs and Benefits of Temporally-Oriented Thinking in Daily Life
402.2.3DarrenRhodesNottingham Trent UniversityBayesian Time Perception
402.2.4NorbertFortinUniversity of California, IrvineNonspatial sequence coding in hippocampal neurons
402.2.5DavidSmithCornell UniversityEnsemble Coding of Long-Term Spatial and Contextual Memory in the Retrosplenial Cortex.
402.3.1DeborahTalmiUniversity of ManchesterA retrieved context model of the emotional modulation of memory
402.3.2LindaLevineUniversity of California, IrvineProspection and Retrospection about Emotion: Tomorrow's Vividness Trumps Yesterday’s Accuracy
402.3.3PascaleGisquet-VerrierCNRS, Institut de neuroscience Paris-Saclay (NeuroPSI)Emotional remodeling: a new therapeutic approach for pathological memories.
402.3.4VictoriaTemplerProvidence CollegeDoes social housing protect against cognitive decline due to aging?
402.3.5Roberto A.Prado-AlcaláInstitute of Neurobiology, National University of MexicoTTX infusion into medial prefrontal cortex: Effects on memory consolidation of moderate and intense inhibitory avoidance training
402.4.1RonaldDavisScripps Research Institute FloridaDopamine signaling for active forgetting
402.4.2GeoffreySchoenbaumNational Institute on Drug Abuse - IRPDopamine neurons respond to errors in the prediction of sensory features of expected rewards
402.4.3GinaQuirarteUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoGlucocorticoid administration into the dorsolateral but not dorsomedial striatum accelerates the shift from spatial toward procedural memory
402.4.4DavidMargolisRutgers UniversityDistinct Roles of Corticostriatal Input from Primary Sensory and Motor Cortex in Task Performance and Learning in Mice
402.4.5JesseRissmanUniversity of California, Los AngelesThe effects of mental reinstatement of virtual reality learning contexts on foreign language retrieval
402.5.1AmalAlachkarUniversity of California IrvinePrenatal one-carbon metabolism dysregulation programs memory deficits
402.5.2JasonSnyderUniversity of British ColumbiaPatterns of Neuron Addition and Loss in the Dentate Gyrus
402.5.3NatalieTronsonUniversity of MichiganSickness, sex, and hippocampus: Long lasting modulation of memory after immune challenge
402.5.4YuriDabaghianRice UniversityRobust spatial memory maps are encoded in networks with transient connections.
402.5.5AaronWilberFlorida State UniversityImpaired spatial orientation and memory reactivation in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease