12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Location: 1600 Viceroy Dr., Dallas, TX 8th floor conference room
The Center for Vital Longevity welcomes Christa McIntyre, PhD.
Please join us for this interesting talk regarding "Emotional Modulation of the Synapse"
About Dr. McIntyre's research: My research is aimed at understanding the effect of emotional arousal on memory storage. Research findings to date indicate that events that are sufficiently arousing to be remembered for the long-term lead to activation of the amygdala. This amygdala activation may, in turn, initiate long-term memory storage by influencing synaptic strength in other areas of the brain, such as the hippocampus and cortex. I am currently using in vivo microdialysis, western blots, immunohistochemstry and in situ hybridization to better understand how emotion-induced amygdala activity may modulate the expression of synaptic proteins in areas that underlie memory storage.
Lunch will be provided, please RSVP to [email protected] no later than the Friday before talk.