CCN meeting | Nico Bunzeck, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

27-09-2018 from 15:00 to 16:00
Henri Dunantlaan 2, room 4.3
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The Role of the Striatum in Declarative Memory: Insights from Human Imaging Studies

Traditionally, the striatum has been associated with action, movement and motivation processing. In this talk, I will present empirical evidence from human imaging studies to support the notion that the striatum also serves declarative memory. Specifically, I will show that theta oscillations in the striatum play a role in novelty encoding (iEEG) and memory retrieval (EEG/fMRI), while retrieval demands boost subsequent long-term memory via striatal activity changes (fMRI). Finally, iron level and myelin content in the ventral striatum predict memory performance in the aging brain (VBQ). Together, the striatum appears to be an important relay station between memory-related brain structures and theta oscillations may provide a mechanisms for inter-regional communication.​