It's my pleasure to invite you to the next Transatlantic Systems Neuroscience Seminar. It will be held on Wednesday, June 9th, 3:30 PM Polish time (9:30 AM EST).
Our guest will be Gabrielle Girardeau (INSERM), with a talk entitled Neural mechanisms for memory and emotional processing during sleep. Please find the abstract below.
The password is nol1917.
Neural mechanisms for memory and emotional processing during sleep
The hippocampus and the amygdala are two structures required for emotional memory. While the hippocampus encodes the contextual part of the memory, the amygdala processes its emotional valence. During Non-REM sleep, the hippocampus displays high frequency oscillations called “ripples”. Our early work shows that the suppression of ripples during sleep impairs performance on a spatial task, underlying their crucial role in memory consolidation. We more recently showed that the joint amygdala-hippocampus activity linked to aversive learning is reinstated during the following Non-REM sleep epochs, specifically during ripples. This mechanism potentially sustains the consolidation of aversive associative memories during Non REM sleep. On the other hand, REM sleep is associated with regular 8 Hz theta oscillations, and is believed to play a role in emotional processing. A crucial, initial step in understanding this role is to unravel sleep dynamics related to REM sleep in the hippocampus-amygdala network