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"The Secret Life Of Hippocampal Place Cells (Or, Why The 2014 Nobel Prize Is Not The End Of The Story)”

David Foster, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Wednesday, May 13th

5:00pm Reception
5:30pm Lecture & Discussion
Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB
725 N. Wolfe Street
East Blatimore Campus

Please contact Barbara Smith at  with any questions.

Previous Brain Night Lectures are available for viewing online in our Lectures section


Sept 10, 2014
Receptors, Synapses and Memory
Richard Huganir, Ph.D.,
Co-Director, Brain Science Institute,
Professor & Director, Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Oct 8, 2014
New Neurons in Your Brain: Adult Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis
Hongjung Song, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director of Stem Cell Biology Program at ICE

Nov 12, 2014
“Peripheral Neuronal Mechanisms of Itch in Primate”
Matthias Ringkamp, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology

Dec 10, 2014
"The New Face of Traumatic Brain Injury"
Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Pathology, Neurology, and Psychiatry

Jan 14, 2015
Brain Circuits for Reward Learning
Patricia H. Janak, Ph.D.
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Department of Neuroscience

Feb 11, 2015
Brain Machine Interface: Translating Neuroscience for Neuroprosthesis
Nitish V. Thakor, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Neurology; Director, Neuroengineering Training Program

March 11, 2015

April 8, 2015
Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Neurology

May 13, 2015
"The Secret Life Of Hippocampal Place Cells (Or, Why The 2014 Nobel Prize Is Not The End Of The Story)”
David J. Foster, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

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