ELSC Seminar: January 23rd, 2020

ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by:


Prof. György Buzsáki

NYU Neuroscience Institute and Center for Neural Science, New York University


On the topic of:

“Hippocampal Theta Oscillation: Mechanisms and Functions"


Hippocampal theta oscillation is the most prominent collective rhythm in the mammalian brain. Theta oscillations, measured as a local field potential (LFP), serve as a temporal organizer and neuronal spiking in the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex and extended hippocampal (‘limbic’) system. Their occurrence is invariably associated with exploratory movement and have been proposed to support spatial navigation and episodic memory. There is an intricate relationship between LFP theta and spiking of pyramidal cells and interneurons and this relationship varies in all three axes of the hippocampal-entorhinal system. I will discuss the implications of these anatomical and physiological features for phase coding and behavior.