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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.
Specialized Terms: Neurobiological mechanism of learning and memory.
Visually-guided patch-clamp recordings in brain slices
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. 2007
Impaired trace and contextual fear conditioning in aged rats.
Moyer JR, Brown TH. Impaired trace and contextual fear conditioning in aged rats. Behavioral Neuroscience 2006, 120:612-24. 2006