Memory storage in the cortex

Memory formation is one of the great mysteries of the brain. Memories are not only crucial for survival, but they make us who we are.

This project will address where, and how, memories are formed in the brain and provide insight into new targets to treat disorders of memory.

How, and where, memories are stored in the brain is one of the great mysteries of neuroscience. Long-term memories can last a lifetime and involve significant changes to brain structure and function. This project will use advanced imaging techniques to record the changes in neural activity during memory formation and retrieval. This process will then be disturbed using optogenetics, and the influence on memory-based behavior will be investigated.

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Students who are applying to study at The Florey can register their interest in this project. Refer to our step-by-step guide to help you with your application.

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Professor Lucy Palmer

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