Thalamus Found to Play Key Role in Brain Circuity for Working Memory

Potential to provide a target for novel interventions to reduce cognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders

Three teams of neuroscientists, including Christoph Kellendonk, PhD, at Columbia University Medical Center and Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, formerly at CUMC, recently published “Thalamic projections sustain prefrontal activity during working memory maintenance” in Nature Neuroscience and Nature.   For a description of the research please visit the NIMH website.

Figure showing activity in the thalamus
The thalamus sustains neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex required for working memory maintenance

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Memory, Brain Circuits