Neural Mechanisms of Memory and Cognition

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Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Fall 2019 Symposium

Neural Mechanisms of Memory and Cognition

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

MIT Building 46, Singleton Auditorium (46-3002)

The Picower Institute is a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that drive learning and memory and related functions such as cognition, emotion, perception and consciousness. We explore the brain at multiple scales, from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits and systems, producing novel insights into how disruptions in these mechanisms can lead to developmental, psychiatric or neurodegenerative disease.

In keeping with that mission, the theme of the symposium is “Neural Mechanisms of Memory and Cognition.”


Jessica Cardin, PhD, Yale University

Martin Fuhrmann, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Lisa Giocomo, PhD, Stanford University

Michael Halassa, PhD, MIT

Christopher Harvey, Harvard University

Thomas McHugh, PhD, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

Elly Nedivi, PhD, Picower Institute at MIT

Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Mu-ming Poo, PhD, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai

Andreas Schaefer, PhD, Francis Crick Institute


9:00 - 9:05am: Open Remarks, Li-Huei Tsai

9:05 - 9:40am: Alvaro Pascual-Leone

9:40 - 10:15am: Martin Fuhrmann

10:15 - 10:50am: Elly Nedivi

10:50 - 11:10am: Break

11:10 - 11:45am: Andreas Schaefer

11:45am - 12:20pm: Christopher Harvey

12:20 - 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 - 2:05pm: Lisa Giocomo

2:05 - 2:40pm: Thomas McHugh

2:40 - 3:15pm: Michael Halassa

3:15 - 3:35pm: Break

3:35 - 4:10pm: Jessica Cardin

4:10 - 4:55pm: Keynote Address, Mu-ming Poo

4:55 - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks, Matthew Wilson


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking cannot be provided for this event. We are easily acessible via the MBTA Red Line - Kendall/MIT stop as well as numerous bus lines including the 1, CT1, 64, 68, and 85.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket.

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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the name you used at registration must match the name of the person attending.

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