January 16, 2013

Professorial Candidate Presents Memory Research

 

            MARQUETTE, Mich .— A candidate for assistant professor of psychology at Northern Michigan University will present his research at 3:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Room 301 of Gries Hall. The presentation, “A Reductionist Approach to Memory: Use of the Zebrafish Mauthner Neurocircuit To Identify And Understand  Memory Traces,” will be given by Adam Roberts from University of California, Los Angeles.

            Roberts will illustrate how he has investigated learning and memory in simple vertebrate systems and discuss how he’s demonstrated long-term habituation of the escape response and significant progress toward understanding the molecular basis of this memory.

            This presentation is a part of the “Discourses from the Academy” colloquium series sponsored by NMU’s psychology department. It is free and open to the public. For details, contact the psychology department at 227-2935.

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Prepared By
Lucy Hough
Graduate Assistant
906-227-2720