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The Amygdala

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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Sponsored by:

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Wellcome Trust


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Monday 19th November 2012

Henry Wellcome Auditorium

Wellcome Collections Conference Centre

The amygdala, a prominent part of the limbic system, has been implicated in a diverse set of biologically important functions ranging from aversive emotions, through consolidation of memories, to the identification of ethologically relevant stimuli. The meeting collects together some of the leading theoreticians and experimenters exploring these and other functions of the amygdala. A lively exchange of ideas and data is predicted.

Monday 19th November 2012


09:00              Registration and Coffee

09:20              David Amaral  

   “A brief overview of the anatomical organization of the amygdala”

09:45              Joseph LeDoux

“Emotion and Survival:  What's the Connection?”

10:30              Break (Coffee/Tea)

11:00              Andreas Lüthi

                                    “Inhibition in neuronal networks of fear”

11:45              James McGaugh

                                       “Making Lasting Memories: Emotional Arousal and Amygdala Activation”

12:30              Lunch

13:30              Florian Mormann

“A category-specific response to animals in the right human amygdala”

14:15              David Amaral

“The amygdala, autism and anxiety”

15:00              Break (Tea/Coffee)

15:30              Barry Everitt

“The amygdala and the reconsolidation of aversive and appetitive memories”

16:15              John O’Keefe

“Amygdala: an active memory system  for ethologically-significant stimuli”

17:00              Post Meeting Discussion over Drinks and Canapes

HOST:  Professor John O'Keefe

ORGANISATION:  Marg Glover -

Please Note:

Registration is free however, because of limited numbers, is a requirement.

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When & Where

Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
183 Euston Road
NW1 2BE London
United Kingdom

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (GMT)

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