Date&Time: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 4:00 pm
Place: 5c606, University of Tsukuba
Dr. Cotter is a global authority on environmental and exercise physiology research.
In addition to the research topics above, he is doing a wide range of research, including physiological studies on the so-called Ultra Endurance competition for longer distances and times than marathons, and research on water intake in harsh environments. This time he is coming to Japan on collaborative research in Europe and participating in academic societies, and in the lecture we will talk about the physiological reaction concerning dehydration in a hot environment. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that bears memory and learning in the center. It is especially interested in the research field related to the movement and the neuroscience because a new nerve is born in the hippocampus at the time of a life, and this is promoted by the movement further. In memory and learning, there is a “pattern separation” as a function that hippocampal tooth-like times are specifically responsible for. It was difficult to evaluate this function in humans until now, with the function needed to make the difference between things clearer and more memorable. Dr. Michael Yassa developed cognitive tasks to measure pattern separation by using photographs of everyday items. It is an up-and-coming researcher who makes full use of high-resolution fMRI for aging and mild dementia (MCI) and the functional changes of the hippocampal tooth-like times associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In this seminar, we will talk about the mechanism of memory and learning that the hippocampus plays mainly in human research using FMRI.
Lecturer：James Cotter, PhD.
Associate Professor, School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand.
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