Making, Breaking, and Linking Engrams - Sheena A. Josselyn
Sheena A. Josselyn, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children
Date & Time: Saturday, October 17, 2015 2pm - 3:10pm
A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how information is encoded, stored, linked, and used in the brain. The physical or functional representation of a memory (the memory trace or “engram”) is thought to be sparsely encoded over a distributed memory network. However, identifying the precise neurons that make up a given engram has challenged scientists since Karl Lashley conceded defeat in his “search for the engram” in 1950. This lecture will discuss new insights into how engrams are formed, linked, and used.