Concept cells seminar

Hills 1.20
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Thursday 10th April 2014 (16:00-17:00)
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Speaker: Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester

Host: Simon HansImayr, BUIC

Intracranial recordings in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy allow studying the firing of multiple single neurons in awake and behaving human subjects. These studies have shown that neurons in the human medial temporal lobe respond in a remarkably selective, invariant and explicit manner to particular persons or objects, such as Jennifer Aniston, Luke Skywalker or the Sydney Opera House. I will show the main characteristic of these neurons and argue that they are the building blocks for declarative memory functions.