Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, LONDON, WC1N 3AR, UK
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Workshop on:
Theta Oscillations in the Brain: Neural Mechanisms and Functions

6-8 September 2004
By invitation only

Venue: B10 Seminar Room, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

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Supported by The Gatsby Foundation

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[30 minutes talks plus 10 minutes for discussion]

Sunday 5 September
18:00-20:00 Welcome Drinks
4th Floor, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square
Monday 6 September
12:00-13:00 Lunch and welcome


Neil Burgess & John O'Keefe, UCL


Circuitry controlling Theta and Non-Theta states of the Hippocampal EEG
Robert Vertes, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Florida Atlantic University


Components of the Theta rhythm studied in vitro  
Miles Whittington, Leeds University

15:10-15:40 Tea break - Room 213

Oscillatory properties of individual hippocampal neurons

Ole Paulsen, Neuronal Oscillation Group, University of Oxford


Hippocampal Interneurons and Theta Oscillations                                 Thomas Klausberger, MRC Neuropharmacological Unit, Oxford University


Classification of Hippocampal Interneurons in freely moving rats

Robert Muller, Bristol Neuroscience, Bristol University

Tuesday 7 September
09:40-10:20 Internal dynamics and phase precession                                                  Gyorgy Buzsaki, Rutgers University

STDP Imprinting and Retrieval of Oscillatory Patterns in a Hippocampal Neural Model.    

Silvia Scarpetta, Department of Physics, Salerno University

11:00-11:30 Coffee break - Room 213

Theta Rhythm and the Origin of Variable Spatial Scaling along the septo-temporal axis of the Hippocampus
Bruce McNaughton, University of Arizona


Hippocampal theta phase coding for integrative memory encoding and its participation in a global brain network  

Yoko Yamaguchi, RIKEN Brain Science Institute

12:50-13:50 Sandwich Lunch


Matt Wilson,  MIT

14:30-15:10 Dynamically detuned oscillations account for rate and phase coding in the hippocampus                                                                              Mate Lengyel, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
15:10-15:40 Tea break - Room 213

Theta activity in amygdalo-hippocampal pathways related to fear expression and fear memory
Hans-Christian Pape, Institute of Physiology, University of Magdeburg


Neurophysiological data and modelling support a role for theta rhythm in the encoding and context-dependent retrieval of sequences          

Michael Hasselmo, Department of Psychology, Boston University

19:00- Dinner:  Trattoria Verdi Restaurant, 110 Southampton Row, London, WC1
Wednesday 8 September

Imaging Coherent Oscillatory Brain Activity in Normal Human Subjects

Claudia Tesche, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico

10:20-11:00 Rhinal-hippocampal contributions to declarative memory formation: Depth-EEG investigations                                                                Guillen Fernandez, FC Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroimaging, University of Nijmegen
11:00-11:30 Coffee - Room 213

Oscillatory Correlates of Human Memory Function

Per Sederberg, Brandeis University

12:10-12:50 Theta and Gamma Oscillations as the Clocking System for a Neural Code used by Cortex and Hippocampus                                                       John Lisman, Brandeis University
12:50 Wrap-up and Lunch
14:30 Workshop Closes