Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are short rapid-fire talks by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Talks are 5 minutes long followed by Q&A. Only 1 slide conveying one (and only one) key finding is permitted.

Below are the lightning talks that will be featured at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you all at #LEARNMEM2018!

NameInstitutionTitle
James AntonyPrinceton UniversityEvidence for a “reactivation blink” between human sleep spindles
Helen BarronUniversity of OxfordIn mice and men: distinct hippocampal cell assemblies facilitate neocortical memory retrieval via competitive inhibition
Buddhika BellanaUniversity of TorontoPrior knowledge modulates activity in the angular gyrus during recognition
Natalie BryantUniversity of ArizonaEpisodic memory updating is predicted by N2 sleep spindle activity after reactivation
Isaac Cervantes SandovalThe Scripps Research InstituteScribble Scaffolds a Signalosome for Active Forgetting
Nicole ChmielewskiUniversity of California, IrvineCharacterizing the time course of radiation-induced memory impairments and network activity in rats
Rachel ClarkUniversity of IowaCardiorespiratory fitness in older adults predicts place memory, but not response memory in a virtual spatial navigation task
Alexandra CohenNew York UniversityAppetitive conditioning and extinction across adolescence
Lola DanetInsermMedial thalamic stroke and its impact on familiarity and recollection
Elodie DespouyCentre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition, CNRS A fast recognition memory system: the temporal dynamics of perirhinal and hippocampal structures in visual recognition memory
Geoffrey DiehlUniversity of California San DiegoPhase precession by grid and non-grid cells in the medial entorhinal cortex
Bhaktee DongaonkarNational Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, IndiaEffects of Unipolar and Bipolar Depression on Episodic Memory Updating
Mohamady El-GabyUniversity of OxfordHippocampal Coding During a Conditional Discrimination Learning Task
Gabriel EliasUniversity of California IrvinePrefrontal neurons track ordinal position within a sequence of events
Lauri GurguryanMcGill UniversityThe dynamic nature of autobiographical memory retrieval is a matter of detail.
Thekla HemstedtUniversity of California, IrvineRole of CREST in synaptic plasticity and memory formation.
Abbi HernandezUniversity of FloridaPrefrontal cortical-medial temporal lobe interactions in advanced age
Holly HunsbergerColumbia University The Impact of Anxiety on Alzheimer's Disease Progression: Using optogenetics and calcium imaging to rescue cognitive decline in female mice.
Sarah A. JohnsonMcKnight Brain Institute, University of FloridaMedial temporal lobe contributions to mnemonic discrimination in young and aged rats
Elizabeth JohnsonUniversity of California, Berkeley; Wayne State UniversityDirect brain recordings from children and adolescents reveal dynamic PFC underpinnings of memory function
Janine KwapisUniversity of California, IrvineEpigenetic regulation of the circadian gene Period1 in the hippocampus mediates age-related changes in memory and synaptic plasticity.
Stephanie LealUniversity of California, BerkeleyEarly amyloid accumulation drives tau deposition and memory decline in aging
Melissa MalvaezUniversity of California, Los AngelesAmygdala-cortical networks in reward value encoding and retrieval
Chris MartinUniversity of TorontoThe neurocognitive effects of digital memory augmentation
Maria MorenaUniversity of CalgaryOverexpression of the endocannabinoid anandamide degrading enzyme in the basolateral amygdala paradoxically decreases anxiety and fear memory
Caroline PhelpsUniversity of ArizonaImpaired Adaptive Learning in Neuropathic Pain
Manuel Pulido-AzpírozPenn StateLearning in the face of interference: Training native language regulation improves recall of second language specific word combinations.
Clare QuirkUniversity of California, San DiegoOptogenetic disruption of endogenous theta frequency impairs spatial working memory

Siddharth RamananThe University of Sydney, NSW, AustraliaEvidence for distinct memory profiles across atypical Alzheimer's disease syndromes
Monika SchonauerUniversity of TübingenDecoding spontaneous memory reprocessing during sleep in humans
Thomas SchreinerDonders Institute for Brain, Cognition and BehaviourWake experiences are re-currently reactivated during NREM sleep in humans
Jonathan ShineDeutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), MagdeburgMultivariate decoding of allocentric boundary direction in the human entorhinal cortex and subiculum
Matthias StanglGerman Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), MagdeburgReduced grid-cell-like representations are associated with path integration deficits in old age
Ariana StickelUniversity of ArizonaAdiposity measures uniquely impact memory, but not executive functions, among young old and older old adults
Cherie Strikwerda-BrownUniversity of SydneyEvents, facts, and everything in between - A fine-grained analysis of 'non-episodic' autobiographical memory in dementia syndromes
Caitlin SuireUniversity of California, IrvineRegulation of amyloidogenesis by cathepsin D in murine models of Alzheimer disease
Andrea Takahesu TaboriUniversity of California, RiversideDoes being a bilingual make you a better language learner? Event Related Potentials reveal different learning strategies in monolinguals and bilingual
John TrimperUniversity of Texas at AustinFast Gamma Rhythms Predominate Over Slow Gamma Rhythms in Superficial Layers of Medial Entorhinal Cortex
Marlieke van KesterenVU University Amsterdam, The NetherlandsIntegrating memories: How congruency affects reinstatement of old and integration with new memories
Silvia Viana da SilvaUniversity of California, San DiegoGenetically targeted expression of APP to subpopulations of hippocampal principal neurons leads to neuronal network dysfunction and memory impairment
Krista WahlstromUniversity of IowaThe selectivity of the basolateral amygdala in modulating spatial and cued memory in a frequency specific manner via efferent targets
Nikki-Anne WilsonBrain and Mind Centre, University of SydneyImpaired Scene Construction in Frontotemporal Dementia.
Weizhen XieUniversity of California, Riverside Contribution of the hippocampus to visual short-term memory precision
Lok-Kin YeungColumbia UniversityPosteromedial Entorhinal Cortex Volume is Related to Delayed Recall, Recognition and Source Memory on a List Learning Task
Jacqueline ZimmermannUniversity of Toronto & Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest HospitalLong-term Memory Biases Auditory Spatial Attention: Healthy and impaired "memory-guided attention"
Joelle ZimmermannRotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences & University of TorontoSimulating Alzheimer's disease using The Virtual Brain