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Paul Frankland: How new neurons make you forget

Josselyn Frankland Lab, Neurobiology Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada [NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROTECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES]
When Apr 14, 2021
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Zoom Meeting
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Freiburg Neuroscience & Neurotechnology Lecture Series | Paul Frankland

Hippocampal neurogenesis and forgetting: From infantile amnesia to memory generalization

New neurons are generated in the hippocampus throughout life. Our studies showed that these neurons integrate into hippocampal memory traces where they promote the encoding of new memories. However, we also found that increasing neurogenesis induces forgetting of memories already stored in the hippocampus.

This finding suggests that the function of hippocampal neurogenesis is to regulate a balance between encoding new, and clearing out old, memories. In my presentation, I will focus on how the integration of new neurons causes forgetting, highlighting experiments where we have either enhanced or impeded integration of new neurons into hippocampal circuits.  


The talk will be held online via Zoom

Meeting ID and password will be sent with e-mail invitation. You can also send an e-mail to for meeting ID and password.

Duration of the talk:

Approx. 50 minutes, then general and specialized discussion.


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