Prof. Dr. Markus Fendt, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg „ Cognitive flexibility in laboratory mice: role of ‚personality‘ and neuropharmacologi-cal basis”
06. November 2019 16:00 – 06. November 2019 18:00
R 00019 (Dekanatsaal), Gutenbergstr. 18
Prof. Dr. Markus Fendt, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
„ Cognitive flexibility in laboratory mice: role of ‚personality‘ and neuropharmacological basis”
Cognitive flexibility refers to the ability to adapt behaviors in response to changes in the environment. Notably, cognitive flexibility is impaired in several psychiatric and neurological disorders. Therefore, a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cognitive flexibility may also help to understand the pathophysiology of these disorders and developing treatments.
Our research group investigates cognitive flexibility in laboratory mice. In this colloquium, I will present a widely used behavioral task called Attentional Set Shifting Task that we use to measure cognitive flexibility in mice. Furthermore, I will present data from projects investigating (a) the role of mice’s personality in cognitive flexibility and (b) the neuropharmacological basis of cognitive flexibility.
FB 04 Psychologie
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