Seminars

The Charles River Association for Memory (CRAM) invites you to attend the Spring 2010 CRAM Meeting hosted by Boston University's Center for Memory and Brain and the Conte Center for Neuroscience Research.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
1 - 5 p.m.
Boston University
2 Cummington Street, Room 109

1:00pm: Introduction, Dr. Howard Eichenbaum

1:15pm - 2:15pm: "What is the role of the lateral parietal cortex in episodic memory retrieval?" Dr. Michael Rugg, University of California, Irvine

2:15pm - 2:20pm: Brief Discussion

2:20pm - 3:20pm: "Environmental memory in sensorimotor cortex - why you can point to the door with your eyes closed." Dr. Michael Goldberg, Columbia University

3:20pm - 3:30pm: Brief Discussion

3:30pm - 4:00pm: General Discussion

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Reception and Mingling (refreshments will be available)

Registration is free but required: register online!



Past Seminars


October 2, 2009, Noon
The Entorhinal Connectome: From laminae to networks
Professor Menno P. Witter
Department of Neuroscience, The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2 Cummington Street, Room 109
Related literature: Witter 2008 and Moser 2006

September 30, 2009, 1:30 pm
Constructive memory: Remembering the past and imagining the future
Daniel Schacter, Ph.D.
Harvard University
School of Management, 4th Floor Executive Dining Area


September 21, 2009, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Cholinergic Regulation of Attention
Martin Sarter, PhD
Charles M Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan
2 Cummington Street, Room 109


April 27, 2009, 12:00 PM
Seminar Talk
Jennifer Ryan, Rotman Research Institute
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


April 6, 2009, 12:00 PM
Seminar Talk
Andre Fenton, SUNY Downstate
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


February 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
Neural Correlates of Tactile Detection: A Combined MEG and Biophysically Based Computational Modeling Study
Stephanie R. Jones, PhD
Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital
2 Cummington St, Room 109


February 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
Neural Correlates of Tactile Detection: A Combined MEG and Biophysically Based Computational Modeling Study
Stephanie R. Jones, PhD
Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital
2 Cummington St, Room 109


February 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
Neural Correlates of Tactile Detection: A Combined MEG and Biophysically Based Computational Modeling Study
Stephanie R. Jones, PhD
Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital
2 Cummington St, Room 109


February 4, 2009, 12:00 PM
Effective Presentations
Robert Schadt, Boston University School of Public Health
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


January 26, 2009
Sleep, Memory, and Dreams: Beyond Consolidation
Robert Stickgold, Harvard University
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


January 9, 2009, 12:00 PM
Tracking the Dynamics of Episodic Memory Formation and Retrieval
Per B. Sederberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


December 8, 2008
Seminar Talk
Mayank R. Mehta, MSc, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University
2 Cummington St, Room 109
PIN Seminar


December 4, 2008, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Plenaries--Perspectives on human memory disorders (1:00 PM)
Mieke Verfaellie, Andrew Budson, and Brad Dickerson
Discussion (2:30 P.M. - 3:00 PM)
Poster Session (3:10 PM - 5:00 PM)
2 Cummington St, Room 109
Joint CMB, CONTE, and CRAM Workshop


October 24,2008, 2:00 PM
Dreaming to change your mind: physiological phenomena of REM sleep that serve synaptic plasticity
Professor Gina Poe
677 Beacon St
Joint CELEST and CMB Seminar


October 29, 2008, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Writing the Science
Howard Eichenbaum and William Eldred
Preparing the Application
Cynthia Kowell
2 Cummington St, Room 109
Joint CMB and PIN Grant Writing Seminar


October 9,2008, 12:00 PM
The Role of Kv7 Mediated Potassium Currents in Epileptic-like Hyperexcitability
Tilman Kispersky, White Lab
5 Cummington St, Room 113-5
Joint CELEST and CMB Seminar


September 10, 2008, 2:00 PM
Differential Outcomes in Neurocognitive Aging within the Hippocampal System
Michela Gallagher, Johns Hopkins University
Boston University Medical Center
72 East Concord St, L-112
Joint Pharmacology/CMB Seminar


June 12, 2008
Overcoming Our Fears: Neural Mechanisms of Fear Extinction
Gregory Quirk, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine
Joint CCNR/CELEST Seminar


May 16, 2008
Changes in Hippocampal Neural Activity During Acquisition of a Contextually Dependent Odor Discrimination Task
Robert Komorowski (Eichenbaum Lab)
Joint CMB/CCNR/PIN/BBC Student Seminar


April 30, 2008
Cortical-subcortical interactions underlying behavioral flexibility
Stan Floresco
Joint CMB/CCNR/PIN/BBC Seminar


April 23, 2008
Visual Selective Attention: A Cognitive Model with Neural Implications
George Alvarez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint CMB/CCNR/PIN/BBC Seminar


April 17, 2008
Spatial representation and cell types in the entorhinal cortex
May-Britt Moser
Phase precession in entorhinal grid cells
Edvard Moser
Joint CMB/CCNR/PIN/BBC Seminar


April 11, 2008
Which way should I dream? An analysis of postsubicular neuronal activity during rapid eye movement sleep.
Mark Brandon (Hasselmo Lab)
Joint CMB/CCNR/PIN/BBC Student Seminar


March 28, 2008
Understanding the Stochastic Nature of the Trial-By-Trial Variability of Neural Firing in the Hippocampus Using Empirical Distributions
Michael Prerau (Eichenbaum & White Labs)
Joint CMB/CCNR/BIN/BBC Student Seminar


March 26, 2008
Developing a Neurophysiological Characterization of General Anesthesia-Induced Loss of Consciousness
Emery Brown, Harvard Medical School
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


March 19, 2008
Functional organization of the human medial temporal lobes: Converging evidence from neuroimaging and lesion research
Stefan Kohler, University of Western Ontario
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


March 3, 2008
Poster Session
Joint CCNR/PIN Session


February 27, 2008
Neural Mechanisms of Recollection and Familiarity
Roberto Cabeza, Duke University
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


February 13, 2008
The neurophysiology of olfactory processing strategies
Leslie Kay, University of Chicago
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


February 8, 2008
Communicating Your Ideas: Designing and Delivering Technology Enhanced Presentations
Robert Schadt, Boston University School of Public Health
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


February 6, 2008
Optical Neuron Control: Understanding and Engineering Normal and Pathological Neural Dynamics
Ed Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


January 16, 2008
Variability, Compensation, and Homeostasis in a Rhythmic Neuronal Network
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


December 12, 2007
Neural mechanisms of top-down feedback mediating spatial attention in the primate visual system
Trichur Vidyasagar, University of Melbourne
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


December 7, 2007
The Constructive Nature of Scene Perception and Memory
Marvin Chun, Yale University
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


November 28, 2007
Investigating the Neural Bases of Visual Awareness
Frank Tong, Vanderbilt University
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


October 10, 2007
The Eyes Have It: Retinotopic Representation and Eye Position during Multiple Object Tracking.
Adriana Seiffert, Vanderbilt University
Joint CMB/CCNR/BBC/PIN Seminar


Participating Institutions:
Boston University Center for Memory and Brain Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Mathematics