The adaptive brain - Life Science Lunch

How can the brain learn from experiences, and at the same time be stable enough to retain memories for decades? How does mental capacity change throughout life? At the seminar we will look more deeply into these questions.



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The year of the brain is coming to an end. Researchers at UiO undertake several different approaches to find out more about the mechanisms underlying the activity of the brain both in the absence and presence of different diseases that affects the brain.

Does age itself affect brain and cognition?
Kristine Beate Walhovd, Professor, Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), Department of Psychology.

Storage of long-term memories
Torkel Hafting, Associate Professor, Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA), Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Cortical Circuits Group, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Can oral infection be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?
Ingar Olsen, Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry

Moderator: Jørn Kløvfjell Mjelva, president of The Cultural Event Association, The Norwegian Student Society (DNS)

Bring your lunch and join, we serve tea and coffee!


Life Science Lunch

This series of seminars provides insight into what life sciences are and what topics the University of Oslo and its collaborators are working on within life sciences. You will meet both established top researchers and young talents that through different approaches are working to gain new insight to solve societal challenges related to health and the environment. The seminars are a collaboration between faculties and departments, the Student Parliament, the Science Library and UiO:Life Science.

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Published Nov. 26, 2015 11:37 AM - Last modified Dec. 9, 2015 3:37 PM