Our research is devoted to the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying information storage in the central nervous system. We are fascinated by the processes that occur in brain circuits following a specific experience and that underlie the consolidation of recently acquired memories and their modification upon re-experience. We believe that a better knowledge of these processes will not only foster the understanding of brain function in general but provides a key to therapeutic intervention in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from intellectual disabilities to stress-induced affective disorders.
Our new paper in Nature Communications is online! “HIPP neurons in the dentate gyrus mediate the cholinergic modulation of background context memory salience”