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Center for Vital Longevity Science Luncheon Series presents Christa McIntyre, "Emotional Modulation of the Synapse"
Monday, Jan 14, 2013
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
Location:
1600 Viceroy Dr., Dallas, TX 8th floor conference room
Contact Info:
April Norambuena
972-883-3281
Questions? Email me.

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 april@utdallas.edu no later than the Friday before talk.

 



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