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Human tau mislocated in the dentrites of hippocampal primary neurons cultured from PSI9 transgenic mouse expressing mutant human tau protein. Green: dentrites (Alexa594), Red: human tau (Alexa555), White: mitochondria (Alexa647)  (MitoTracker), Blue: nuclei (DAPI).

By: Jing Di - Gal Bitan Laboratory


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Joint Seminar in Neuroscience Lecture Series

Thursday, November 27th, 2018
*4:00pm - 5:00pm
*Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

"Insights from Non-Human Animals into the Neurobiology of Human Language"

Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. - Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, The Rockefeller University; HHMI, New York, New York


Understanding language can be considered a final frontier towards understanding brain mechanisms of complex behaviors. A challenge has been that language was considered unique to humans. However, the last several decades has seen a surge in non-human animal studies that inform us about language. In this lecture, I will present a modern synthesis of these studies, from molecular, neural circuit, physiology, to behavior levels. Key concepts are that components that make up language are continuous among species, that brain pathways for spoken language evolved by brain pathway duplication from ancient motor learning pathways, and that non-human animals can be used to gain insight into mechanisms and evolution of language.​


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