Please join us for another exciting BrainTalksUBC event! We hope to see you there!
BrainTalksUBC presents Dr. Stan Floresco “Uncertainty, Choice and Dopamine”!
Date: Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Pre-event: 5:30pm wine & cheese
Talk: 6:00 pm – Location: Paetzold Lecture Theatre
1st floor Jim Pattison Pavilion (JPPS)
VGH – site 899, West 12th Avenue
Dr. Stan Floresco’s lab seeks to understand the neural circuits that facilitate different forms of learning and cognition using rodents as a model system. His team is particularly interested in the interactions between different brain regions within the mesocorticolimbic dopamine system that facilitate cognitive processes, such as behavioural flexibility, cost/benefit decision making and reward-related learning. His team is also interested in modeling dysfunction in these brain circuits and the corresponding impairments in cognition associated with diseases such as addiction and schizophrenia. His lab uses multidisciplinary approaches, combining behavioural and psychopharmacological assays, along with neurophysiological recordings in both anesthetized and awake animals.
For more on Dr. Floresco’ work, please visit his lab website at:
Thank-you, on behalf of the BrainTalksUBC team!