2018 Mar 01

Kay Tye

Date: 

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 765 William James Hall

Kay Tye
Associate Professor, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Title: Neural Circuits Underlying Positive and Negative Valence

The Tye Lab is interested in understanding how neural circuits important for driving positive and negative motivational valence (seeking pleasure or avoiding punishment) are anatomically, genetically and functionally arranged.  We study the neural mechanisms that underlie a wide range of behaviors ranging from learned to innate, including social, feeding, reward-seeking and anxiety-related behaviors.  How are these circuits interconnected with one another, and how are competing mechanisms orchestrated on a neural population level?  We employ optogenetic, electrophysiological, electrochemical, pharmacological and imaging approaches to probe these circuits during behavior.

2018 Mar 08

Paul Haward

Date: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 765 William James Hall
2018 Mar 22

Samuel Mehr

Date: 

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 765 William James Hall
2018 Mar 29

Gilles Vannuscorps

Date: 

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 765 William James Hall
2018 Apr 05

Hyowon Gweon

Date: 

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 765 William James Hall