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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the Friday before talk.