David Bass

Current Status: GRAD

Graduate Department: Neuroscience

Advisor(s): Joe Manns, PhD;

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Hobbies

Running, lifting, crew, long walks on the beach - preferably at dusk

Research

I am investigating how the amygdala modulates hippocampal function in the service of enhancing memory. To do so, I developed a paradigm in which rats receive brief electrical  stimulation to the amygdala enhancing their memory for specific object encounters when memory is tested 1 day later. Subsequently, I have paired this task with simultaneous recordings of local field potentials and single unit activity from the hippocampus.

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