Seminars & Events

Thursday, September 11, 2014: Dr. Bevil Conway (Wellesley College) will speak on his research in visual neuroscience and color at 4:30 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

Monday, October 27, 2014: Dr. Todd Gould (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Genes to behaviors to treatments in bipolar disorder" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195

Friday, December 5, 2014:  Dr. Brian Mathur (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Braking bad: Aberrant inhibitory neurotransmission in addiction" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

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Alumni Highlight

Check out Jordan Gaines Lewis '11's award-winning blog, Gaines on Brains. 

gainesonbrains.com

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SMP Spotlight

Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus present their SMP
Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus, "Entorhinal Cortex Lesions, Habituation, and Latent Inhibition," 2013. Gluskin and Haus, the 2013 co-winners of the Neuroscience Award, infused a neurotoxin into the entorhinal cortex of rats to induce a lesion, and measured the resulting habituation and latent inhibition behavior within a fear conditioning paradigm.

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Bouslog, Chris (2012).  Social play behavior in rats effected by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and tactile simulation. (Mentor: A. Bailey)

Abstract 

The hypothesis of the present study outlines that giving fluoxetine to pregnant rats will result in emotional deficits in their pups. We expected that these deficits would be seen through decreases in initiations (aggressive) of social-play behavior at adolescents ( PD25) and increases in avoidance (defensive) of social-play behavior. Giving tactile-stimulation to these pups at a critical growing period in their lives should help improve these deficits.