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Registration for "The Striatum" is now open - Thursday, 24th May 2012

What: “The Striatum

When: Thursday 24th May 2012 (9am-5:30pm)

Where: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, London

Sponsored by: The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre & Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit


To Register: password: striatum-meeting


(Registration is free, but as places are limited, is a requirement for attendance)


The striatum occupies a central position in the acquisition and expression of affectively-charged behaviour. It is associated with anatomically distinctive internal and external circuits, is the target of rich cocktails of neuromodulators, and is implicated in many neurological and psychiatric diseases. It has been the focus of a huge wealth of experimental and theoretical studies at multiple scales of investigation.


This meeting brings together six leading world experts spanning key facets of the striatum, including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and computational modeling to share the latest data and insights:


Kent Berridge, University of Michigan

Rui Costa, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Michael Frank, Brown University

Ann Graybiel, MIT

Satoshi Ikemoto, NIDA/NIH

Larry Swanson, University of Southern California.



John O'Keefe (SWC, UCL)

Peter Dayan (GCNU, UCL)

Tim Behrens (Oxford)



Marg Glover (SWC)

Barry Fong (GCNU)

Posted on 03/04/2012

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