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Special Guest Speaker September 9, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Room W1695

Special Guest Speaker


How Plasticity in the Primary Sensory Cortex Enables the Detection of Novelty


Samuel Cooke, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the 
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology








Under the mentorship of Mark Bear, PhD, Dr. Cooke currently studies the mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in the visual cortex. After obtaining his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University College London, UK, Dr. Cooke held a Postdoctoral Associate position at the National Institute for Medical Research, UK, where he investigated the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and episodic memory on the hippocampus.

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