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Gairdner Public Lecture with Dr. Eric Kandel - Presented by TELUS Health

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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“THE BIOLOGY OF MEMORY AND AGE RELATED MEMORY LOSS"

Dr. Eric Kandel will discuss two perspectives on our understanding of the neural systems and molecular mechanisms that contribute to learning and long-term memory.

– How different memory systems were identified in the human brain and how they were shown to be involved in two major forms of neural memory storage: 1) simple memory for perceptual and motor skills and 2) complex memory for facts and events.

– The studies that demonstrated that long-term memory is reflected in the growth of new synaptic connections.

This will lead into a discussion on how our insights into memory storage are allowing us to understand the two major forms of age related memory loss.

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Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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