Dr Karly Turner
CJ Martin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, England

Title: "Shifting roles of the dorsal striatum in action sequence learning" 

Abstract: A shift in control from medial to lateral regions of the dorsal striatum occur as behaviours become more habitual or skilled, however this is often examined using a single repeated action or rotarod performance. Using a sequential nose poke task in rats, I examined the role of the dorsal striatum in learning action sequences and the role of dopamine D1 and D2 receptors during expression of skilled sequences. These results suggest that control does not move serially from medial to lateral sub-regions, but rather the regions act in parallel with the dorsomedial striatum delaying the formation of skills and habits.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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