"Ensemble coding in amygdala circuits" with Andreas Lüthi

Past Event

10 November 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This seminar is organised by the Mind and Machine Programme and the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

Classical fear conditioning is one of the most powerful models for studying the neuronal substrates of associative learning and for investigating how plasticity in defined neuronal circuits causes behavioural changes. Andreas Lüthi's talk will focus on the organisation and function of the neuronal circuitry of fear. He will discuss how functionally, anatomically, and genetically defined types of amygdala neuron are precisely connected within the local circuitry and within larger-scale neuronal networks, and how they contribute to the acquisition and expression of conditioned fear behaviour.

Registration not required. For further information, please contact Fiona Woods at fiona.woods@cncb.ox.ac.uk.

About the speaker

Andreas Lüthi completed his PhD in neurobiology at the University of Basel before taking up postdoctoral positions at the Department of Anatomy at Bristol University in 1996 and the Brain Research Institute at the University of Zurich in 1998. In 2000 he became Assistant Professor at Biozentrum, University of Basel, before becoming a group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. He has won numerous awards for his research, including the Cloëtta Prize in 2016.