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The medial temporal lobe is considered the fundamental substrate of episodic memory, mediating the acquisition of events unfolding with particular spatial and temporal relationships (what, where, and when). The initial retrieval of past events can be triggered by specific sensory cues, but the retrieval dynamics recapitulating an entire episode evolve independently of external cues and are supported by activity patterns intrinsically generated in cortical circuits. Our aim is to understand the neuronal mechanisms underlying these dynamics.

Research Areas

Short-term synaptic plasticity: Mean-field models

Continuous attractors: Storage of correlated manifolds 

Recognition memory: One-shot learning

Memory retrieval: Scaling laws 

Circuit dynamics in Hippocampus: Place cells, Episode cells

Grid cells: Conjunctive representation of position and velocity



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The Mathematics of Memory

We are happy to announce a week-long intensive course on the biology and mathematics of memory, including plasticity, learning, working memory, long-term memory, hippocampal and cortical network mechanisms and more.

The Mathematics of Memory (Memory School) will take place January 16-20, 2017 at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica in Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain. This course is appropriate for both junior and senior researchers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present their own work in a poster session.

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