MURI Winter Workshop on Memory Consolidation


Monday, December 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast at 8:30am


University of California, San Diego
Upper Auditorium, Medical Education – Telemedicine (MET) Bldg.
La Jolla, CA 92093

Driving Instructions

We recommend using this Google Map: or navigating to the nearest major cross streets: Gilman Drive and Osler Lane to the Osler Parking Structure. Please note that "9500 Gilman Drive" is a singular address for the entire UC San Diego campus, it will not bring you directly to the Medical Education & Telemedicine Building.


Nearest visitor parking spaces are located in the Osler Parking Structure (within short walking distance to the Medical Education Telemedicine Building). A UC San Diego Parking Permit is required and may be purchased from Pay Stations in hourly or daily increments. Pay stations accept credit cards or exact cash. As of Oct 2018, rates are $3/hour or $30/day. For additional information please visit:


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There is no registration fee for this conference, but online pre-registration is required.


Program: Maxim Bazhenov (
Logistics: Margaret Paulson ( or Khushbu Gokalgandhi ( -

Deadline to register: December 9, 2018.


8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m.
Maxim Bazhenov (UCSD)
Session 1
9:10 a.m. Michael Hasselmo (Boston University)
Coding of context in cortical circuits
9:50 a.m.
Michael Halassa (MIT)
Thalamocortical interactions in cognitive control and flexibility
10:30 a.m. Break
Session 2
11:00 a.m.
Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute & UCSD)
Cortical travelling waves during sleep and awake: mechanisms and computational principles
11:40 a.m. Maxim Bazhenov (UCSD)
Can sleep protect memories from catastrophic forgetting?
12:20 p.m. Lunch
Session 2
1:40 p.m. Eric Halgren (UCSD)
Thalamo-cortico-hippocampal interactions in humans organizing memory consolidation during sleep
2:20 p.m.
Charan Ranganath (UC Davis)
Consolidation and Retrieval of Complex Events by Cortico-Hippocampal Networks
3:00 p.m. Break
Session 3
3:30 p.m.
Sara Mednick (UC Irvine)
Discovering the critical role of autonomic activity for sleep-dependent memory consolidation
4:10 p.m. Terry Sejnowski (Salk Institute & UCSD)
Closing Remarks