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!

All lightning talks will take place Sunday morning April 22nd.
Click here to see schedule overview.

Talk #First NameLast NameInstitutionTalk Title
502.1.1HelenBarronUniversity of Oxford, UKIn mice and men: distinct hippocampal cell assemblies facilitate neocortical memory retrieval via competitive inhibition
502.1.2ZahraAghajanUniversity of California, Los AngelesTheta dynamics in the human medial temporal lobe during freely moving spatial navigation
502.1.3ChrisMartinUniversity of TorontoThe neurocognitive effects of digital memory augmentation
502.1.4ThomasSchreinerDonders Institute for Brain, Cognition and BehaviourWake experiences are re-currently reactivated during NREM sleep in humans
502.1.5KristaWahlstromUniversity of IowaThe selectivity of the basolateral amygdala in modulating spatial and
cued memory in a frequency specific manner via efferent targets
502.1.6LauriGurguryanMcGill UniversityThe dynamic nature of autobiographical memory retrieval is a matter of detail.
502.1.7ElizabethJohnsonUniversity of California, Berkeley; Wayne State UniversityDirect brain recordings from children and adolescents reveal dynamic PFC underpinnings of memory function
502.1.8BuddhikaBellanaUniversity of TorontoPrior knowledge modulates activity in the angular gyrus during recognition
502.1.9StephanieLealUniversity of California, BerkeleyEarly amyloid accumulation drives tau deposition and memory decline in aging
502.1.10JonathanShineDeutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), MagdeburgMultivariate decoding of allocentric boundary direction in the human entorhinal cortex and subiculum
502.2.1AlbertoLopezUniversity of California, IrvineHDAC3 deacetylase activity is critical in medial habenula-mediated drug associated behaviors
502.2.2NiccoReggenteUniversity of California, Los AngelesSpatial memory and verbal recall strength are intimately related following encoding in a virtual environment
502.2.3RebeccaStevensonUniversity of California, IrvineGamma and theta activity in the human medial temporal and prefrontal cortices predict performance on a spatial learning task
502.2.4CherieStrikwerda-BrownUniversity of SydneyEvents, facts, and everything in between - A fine-grained analysis of 'non-episodic' autobiographical memory in dementia syndromes
502.2.5HollyHunsbergerColumbia UniversityThe Impact of Anxiety on Alzheimer's Disease Progression: Using optogenetics and calcium imaging to rescue cognitive decline in female mice.
502.2.6AndreaTakahesu TaboriUniversity of California, RiversideDoes being a bilingual make you a better language learner? Event Related Potentials reveal different learning strategies in monolinguals and bilingual
502.2.7JohnTrimperUniversity of Texas at AustinFast Gamma Rhythms Predominate Over Slow Gamma Rhythms in Superficial Layers of Medial Entorhinal Cortex
502.2.8Lok-KinYeungColumbia UniversityPosteromedial Entorhinal Cortex Volume is Related to Delayed Recall, Recognition and Source Memory on a List Learning Task
502.2.9RachelClarkUniversity of IowaCardiorespiratory fitness in older adults predicts place memory, but not response memory in a virtual spatial navigation task
502.2.10MohamadyEl-GabyUniversity of Oxford, UKHippocampal Coding During a Conditional Discrimination Learning Task
502.3.1Sarah A.JohnsonMcKnight Brain Institute / University of FloridaMedial temporal lobe contributions to mnemonic discrimination in young and aged rats
502.3.2MonikaSchonauerUniversity of TübingenDecoding spontaneous memory reprocessing during sleep in humans
502.3.3Marliekevan KesterenVU University Amsterdam, The NetherlandsIntegrating memories: How congruency affects reinstatement of old and integration with new memories
502.3.4MatthiasStanglGerman Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Magdeburg, GermanyReduced grid-cell-like representations are associated with path integration deficits in old age
502.3.5BhakteeDongaonkarNational Center for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, IndiaEffects of Unipolar and Bipolar Depression on Episodic Memory Updating
502.3.6WeizhenXieUniversity of California, RiversideContribution of the hippocampus to visual short-term memory precision
502.3.7ManuelPulido-AzpírozPenn StateLearning in the face of interference: Training native language regulation improves recall of second language specific word combinations.
502.3.8LolaDanetInserm ToNIC UMR1214Medial thalamic stroke and its impact on familiarity and recollection
502.3.9AlexandraCohenNew York UniversityPavlovian conditioning across adolescence in humans
502.3.10JanineKwapisUniversity of California, IrvineEpigenetic regulation of the circadian gene Period1 in the hippocampus mediates age-related changes in memory and synaptic plasticity.
502.4.1MelissaMalvaezUniversity of California, Los AngelesAmygdala-cortical networks in reward value encoding and retrieval
502.4.2GeoffreyDiehlUniversity of California, San DiegoPhase precession by grid and non-grid cells in the medial entorhinal cortex
502.4.3ElodieDespouyCentre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition , CNRS UMR5549, ToulouseA fast recognition memory system: the temporal dynamics of perirhinal and hippocampal structures in visual recognition memory
502.4.4AbbiHernandezUniversity of FloridaPrefrontal cortical-medial temporal lobe interactions in advanced age
502.4.5GabrielEliasUniversity of California IrvinePrefrontal neurons track ordinal position within a sequence of events
502.4.6ClareQuirkUniversity of California, San DiegoOptogenetic disruption of endogenous theta frequency impairs spatial working memory
502.4.7CarolinePhelpsUniversity of ArizonaImpaired Adaptive Learning in Neuropathic Pain
502.4.8JamesAntonyPrinceton UniversityEvidence for a “reactivation blink” between human sleep spindles
502.4.9JoelleZimmermannRotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences & University of TorontoSimulating Alzheimer's disease using The Virtual Brain
502.4.10SilviaViana da SilvaUniversity of California, San DiegoGenetically targeted expression of APP to subpopulations of hippocampal principal neurons leads to neuronal network dysfunction and memory impairment
503.5.1IsaacCervantes SandovalThe Scripps Research InstituteScribble Scaffolds a Signalosome for Active Forgetting
503.5.2ArianaStickelUniversity of ArizonaAdiposity measures uniquely impact memory, but not executive functions, among young old and older old adults
503.5.4JacquelineZimmermannUniversity of Toronto & Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest HospitalLong-term Memory Biases Auditory Spatial Attention: Healthy and impaired "memory-guided attention"
503.5.5MariaMorenaUniversity of CalgaryOverexpression of the endocannabinoid anandamide degrading enzyme in the basolateral amygdala paradoxically decreases anxiety and fear memory
503.5.6CaitlinSuireUniversity of California, IrvineRegulation of amyloidogenesis by cathepsin D in murine models of Alzheimer disease
503.5.7ZanetaNavratilovaUniversity of California IrvineDirectionality in distal CA1 is driven by sensory cues, while proximal CA1 is influenced by self-motion differences