AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Tomonori Takeuchi

Memory modulation by light

2018.12.04 | AIAS

Date Mon 27 May
Time 14:15 16:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C

Abstract

Most of our everyday memories are forgotten. However, retention of these trivial memories is enhanced when something novel happens shortly before or after the time of memory encoding. Using a cutting-edge method of cell-type specific activation of brain cells by light, we found that inputs from the brain area called ‘the locus coeruleus’ to ‘the hippocampus’, another brain area, drive the novelty-induced memory enhancement via a release of one brain chemical called ‘dopamine’.

Short bio

Tomonori Takeuchi, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Department of Biomedicine, an AIAS-COFUND fellow from 2018-2019 and a Team Leader at DANDRITE, Aarhus University, Denmark. In 2017, he received the Novo Nordisk Foundation Young Investigator Award 2017, funding a project running from 2017-2024.             

Tomonori Takeuchi's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.

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