Thomas H Brown
Professor of Psychology and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Neurobiological mechanism of learning and memory.
My laboratory is interested in neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory from the molecular to the behavioral levels, with a major focus on rapid forms of learning. The brain structures on which we have concentrated include the hippocampus, amygdala, and perirhinal cortex. Collectively, they are implicated in aspects of declarative and emotional learning as well as aging-related forms of neuropathology and accompanying behavioral or mental changes. The experimental knowledge we gain about synapses, circuits and systems is incorporated into computational models for theoretical studies.