Thomas H Brown

Professor of Psychology and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Neurobiological mechanism of learning and memory.

Research Summary

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.

Selected Publications

  • Moyer JR, Jr. and Brown TH. Visually-guided patch-clamp recordings in brain slices. In W. Walz (Ed.), Advanced Techniques for Patch-Clamp Analysis. Third Edition (pp. 169–227). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2007.
  • Moyer JR, Jr. and Brown TH. Impaired trace and contextual fear conditioning in aged rats. Behavioral Neurosci, 120(3):612–24, 2006.

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