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Neuroscience conference speaker to discuss how changes in the brain may explain changes in behavior

- October 29, 2007

Dr. José Delgado-García will present a lecture titled “Associative Learning as a Distributed Process,” during the fall 2007 “Neuroscience at Storrs” annual conference.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. in the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130.

Delgado-García, a professor of physiology and chairman of the Division of Neuroscience University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain, is presently investigating changes in the brain that may explain changes in behavior.

The highly complex circuitry of the brain must be modified every time an individual learns a small detail about spatio-temporal relationships.

Although the brain changes most during growth and development, that is not the time when people learn most.

Most of the learning occurs after the developmental process, when the acquisition of new motor and cognitive abilities occur through still largely unknown neural processes involving sub-cellular and molecular changes.

Delgado-Garcia’s presentation will address these issues and the new information he has obtained from neural recording techniques in mammals.





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