Killam Seminar Series: The Dopamine Synapse and Learning

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 16:00to17:00

The Killam Seminar Series at The Neuro

Supported by the generosity of the Killam Trusts, The Neuro’s Killam Seminar series hosts outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to the scientific community at The Neuro and McGill University.

Registration is available now on Eventbrite. ZOOM link sent to registrants.

Vimeo (livestreaming) https://vimeo.com/event/266553

Speaker: Dr. David Sulzer

The actions of dopamine within the striatum are central to the selection of cortical and perhaps thalamic inputs that mediate learning throughout life, including during operant conditioning, reward and avoidance learning and the establishment of motor patterns. Dysfunction of these synaptic circuits during maturation or aging underlies many neurological, psychiatric and neurodevelopment disorders. We will discuss the biological sequences by which these synapses are altered as an animal interacts with the environment.

The event will be live streamed via VIMEO.


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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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