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Memories are central to our lives, allow us to flexibly respond to new situations, demonstrate knowledge, and even protect us from future dangerous situations. Unfortunately, memories resulting from traumatic experiences often become inflexible, heavily rooted, and can impair one’s ability to appropriately distinguish safe and dangerous contexts.
This presentation addresses the successes and challenges of both basic neuroscience and big data approaches to understanding the complexities of how the brain processes information related to trauma.
Presentation highlights include:
By reconceptualizing traumatic memories into an “engram” structure, the successes of basic neuroscience approaches are discussed alongside the recent advancements in digital and molecular biology tools that will be critical in propelling the field forward in our understating of memory processes as well as in revealing potential novel therapeutic approaches.
SeriesGrand Rounds Lectures
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