Charlie Wilson has invited Paula Croxson from Icahn Shool of Medecine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA) to give a talk on:
Imaging degenerative and plastic changes in memory networks at multiple levels
Memory function is distributed across networks of brain regions. This leads to tremendous potential for plasticity at multiple scales, from recruitment of regions within or outside the network, to changes at the local or synaptic level. By combining new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods with causal manipulations in macaque monkeys, we have been able to characterise plasticity across functional and structural modalities. I will describe studies using lesions to investigate functional and structural plasticity. I will also describe work combining these studies with microstructural analysis to validate MRI measurements at the microscopic level.
SBRI conference room - from 11am