TEX2018 M-GATE School
The Trieste Encounters on Cognitive Science (TEX) are a yearly summer initiative by SISSA, aiming at bringing together scientists from all over the world at all levels of their careers to enjoy science, sunshine, food&wine and, ultimately, life.
TEX2018 has hosted the summer school Under the Surface of Memory Phenomena, the first activity of the Innovative Training Network M-GATE - Memory Research: Ground-breaking, Applied and Technological Exchanges.
Foundational concepts in memory research were introduced and discussed, in particular as it relates to the temporal lobes, from human to rodents, from the behavioural to the single-unit level, leading to theory and to computational and mathematical models. The lecturers included Tim Shallice, Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, Bruce McNaughton, Sheena Josselyn, Steffen Gais, Lisa Genzel, Paul Frankland, Liset M De La Prida, Karim Benchenane, Christophe Bernard, Francesco P Battaglia.
The school was attended by 12 M-GATE trainees, but also 34 other participants joined (part) of the summer school.
Embedded within the school, on June 30, several top theoretical neuroscientists joined for the symposium Remembering Daniel Amit, and Beyond, to talk about the legacy of this late colleague & mentor, who forged a strong latch between physics and the neuroscience of memory.
Further information like the final program etc. can be found on the TEX2018 website.