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SCSB Colloquium Series – Ilana Witten, Ph.D.

November 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by reception
Speaker: Ilana Witten, Ph.D.
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Neuroscience Institute & Department of Psychology, Princeton University

Host: Ann Graybiel, Ph.D.

Talk title: Prefrontal-striatal interactions in social learning, and beyond

Abstract: In the part of my talk, I will present our recent work examining the role of prefrontal neurons that project to the nucleus accumbens in social learning. I will also show some new data on how these neurons may represent social stimuli differently from other prefrontal neural populations. In the second part of my talk, I will present unpublished data on the role of prefrontal neurons that project to the nucleus accumbens in drug seeking, and examine how their properties change in animals with greater drug motivation.

*This talk will not be video recorded. 

Details

Date:
November 28, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Simons Center for the Social Brain

Venue

Singleton Auditorium, Bldg. 46, Room 3002
43 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Phone:
617-324-7757