This year, there will be a SFN symposium on pattern separation. Information below:

Multilevel Analysis of Pattern Separation and Completion: A Role for Subregions of the Hippocampus

Chair: Craig Stark, PhD
University of California, Irvine

Date & Time: Saturday, November 9, 2013 1:30pm – 4pm
Location: 6B

The hippocampus plays a critical role in memory and its disruption is tied to many disorders. Our understanding of the hippocampus has been advanced recently by experimentally testing computational models’ predictions about the role of hippocampal subfields in pattern separation and pattern completion. The speakers will address the computational basis of pattern separation and completion as well as behavioral and neural evidence based on lesions, unit recordings, human fMRI, and disorders.


Craig Stark
Jill Leutgeb
Edmund Rolls
Ray Kesner

Post symposium discussion

We will use this symposium as a venue for discussion of the issues surrounding research on pattern separation. Anyone who is interested may join our post-symposium discussion which will occur immediately after the symposium at the convention center and then will continue into an evening dinner at a local venue (location TBA). More information on this will be available soon. To get an idea of how many people would like to attend this discussion, please fill out the poll below, so we can get a head count.