Hippocampal representation of temporal information


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Funder's project number: 286384


Funds granted by main funder (€)

599 793,00


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Academy Project, AoF (Academy of Finland)


Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2015

Project end date: 31/08/2019


Summary

Hippocampus is a brain structure especillay involved in processing spatial information by forming neural maps of the environment. Hippocampal damage impairs the processing of not only spatial but als temporal information leading to various problems in learning and memory. It has been suggested that in addition to place cells, the hippocampus hosts time cells. That is, cells that form neural representations of temporally separate events and sequences. In this project we study whether time cells exist in all hippocampal subregions, how brain structures generally important in regulating hippocampal function affect hippocampal time cell function and how the neural representations formed by time cells are stored into long-term memory. The results will help us better understand hippocampla function and its disturbances. The knowledge can aid in, for example, developing treatments for different memory disorders.


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