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Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience awarded to György Buzsáki

2020-10-26T15:49:22-04:00October 26th, 2020|

Society for Neuroscience Presents Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will present its highest honor, the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, to György Buzsáki, PhD. The award, which includes a $30,000 prize, honors outstanding scientists who have made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout their careers. The Gerard Prize is named for Ralph W. Gerard, a revered neuroscientist who was instrumental in establishing SfN and served as its honorary president [...]

Blavatnik Regional Awards Winner: Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz

2020-09-27T01:29:52-04:00September 27th, 2020|

Recognized for: Expanding our understanding of how neurons in the brain coordinate their activity to support our ability to form and recall memories. By uncovering the mechanisms of this coordinated activity in the brain, Fernández-Ruiz was able to alter how neurons are reactivated, demonstrating that memory can be improved artificially. http://blavatnikawards.org/honorees/profile/antonio-fernandez-ruiz/

Cooling of Medial Septum Reveals Theta Phase Lag Coordination of Hippocampal Cell Assemblies

2020-06-10T18:05:52-04:00June 10th, 2020|

Hippocampal theta oscillations coordinate neuronal firing to support memory and spatial navigation. The medial septum (MS) is critical in theta generation by two possible mechanisms: either a unitary “pacemaker” timing signal is imposed on the hippocampal system, or it may assist in organizing target subcircuits within the phase space of theta oscillations. We used temperature manipulation of the MS to test these models. Cooling of the MS reduced both theta frequency and [...]

Brain science podcast with György Buzsáki (BS 172)

2020-05-23T16:43:56-04:00May 23rd, 2020|

"The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki (BS 172) In this month’s episode of Brain Science I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights. This includes a new appreciation for the importance of the brain’s spontaneous activity and the implications for learning and [...]