Edinburgh Psychology Keynote Talk

Speaker: Professor Andrew Lawrence (University of Edinburgh)

Title: Memory beyond the hippocampus, hippocampus beyond memory

Abstract: While medial temporal lobe structures, including the hippocampus, are critical to episodic memory - the ability to recollect the spatial and temporal context of past experiences - it is increasingly recognized that the influence of medial temporal lobe regions extends beyond memory and that memory processes involve an ‘extended’ hippocampal system interconnected by key white pathways including the fornix. Here, I will present lesion, microstructural neuroimaging, and functional neuroimaging studies on the involvement of medial temporal lobe pathways in memory and other cognitive domains, including a new line of research investigating the role of hippocampal connections in motivational systems linked to anxiety and curiosity.

Further information

For further information please contact Dr Jasmin Wertz.

The talk is open to all PPLS staff and postgraduate students as well as Psychology undergraduate students in Year 3 and 4.

Feb 21 2024 -

Edinburgh Psychology Keynote Talk

2024-02-21: Memory beyond the hippocampus, hippocampus beyond memory

Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE