The 2019 Southern California Learning and Memory Symposium:

May 6, 2019, in the NRB building auditorium at UCLA!

A yearly meeting primarily for Southern California laboratories interested in plasticity and learning. Everyone is invited, and attendance is free. It is designed to promote collaborations and interactions between the many outstanding laboratories working in this field in Southern California. It is also a valuable resource for students and post-doctoral fellows interested since it provides an opportunity for them to be exposed to the breath and richness of our learning and memory community

The 2019 Southern California Learning and Memory Symposium will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019 (please, mark your calendars) in the NRB building auditorium at UCLA!

Symposium Schedule

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D., UCLA

Session 1 Chair: David Glanzman, Ph.D., UCLA
9:05 Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars Sinai/Caltech) Probing the mechanisms of episodic memory at the single-neuron level in humans
9:35 Li Zhang (USC) A Reticular-Limbic Pathway for Fear Conditioning
10:05 Mike Miller (UCSB) Who gives a criterion shift during recognition memory tests

10:35 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Kate Wassum, Ph.D., UCLA
11:00 Stefan Leutgeb (UCSD) Memory-related neuronal activity patterns in hippocampus and medial entorhinal cortex
11:30 Andrew Wikenheiser (UCLA) Spatial representations in orbitofrontal cortex
12:00 Tad Blair (UCLA) Phase coding of spatial trajectories by lateral septum neurons.

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., UCLA
2:00 Luis de la Torre-Ubieta (UCLA) Gene regulation and modeling of the developing human cortex
2:30 Mara Mather (USC) How arousal increases neural gain and attentional selectively in younger vs. older adults
3:00 Megan Peters (UCR) The neural computations of metacognitive failures

3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: Michele Basso, Ph.D, UCLA
4:00 Ilana Bennett (UC R) Hippocampal and striatal contributions to associative learning.
4:30 Laura DeNardo (UCLA) Prefrontal circuits for remote memory retrieval
5:00 Aaron Bornstein (UCI) Mixing memory and desire: How memories are used to guide decisions for reward

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Brain Research Institute, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Departments of Integrative Biology & Physiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, and Physiology.

Registration is FREE but required:


Previous meetings:
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002