March 4, 2024

How do life experiences change the brain? How are these changes stored in the brain? These are fundamental questions that have shaped the scientific search for the neural basis of learning and memory. Ground breaking work by Prof. Timothy Bliss and Prof. Richard Morris led to major discoveries in this area of research – Long-Term Potentiation (LTP), an activity-dependent strengthening of synaptic connections, and the demonstration that this form of synaptic plasticity underlies spatial memory and learning. Professors Bliss and Morris, Fellows of the Royal Society and winners of the prestigious Brain Prize, will be speaking about their pioneering work at a meeting entitled “Synaptic Symphony: How memories are made” on March 8, 2024.