We are looking for a few new graduate students who will join the lab in Fall 2021. The graduate training in the Takehara lab involves intense research training in behavioural and systems neuroscience as well as scientific communication. You will acquire many sought-after research tools, including in vivo electrophysiological recording, Calcium imaging, data analysis skills, optogenetics, histology, microscopy, and rodent behavioural testing. We are also a part of a large co
Prof. Takehara published two review papers this year. The first one is on the biology of systems-level memory consolidation, in which she summarized empirical evidence for specific predictions from two major psychological theories. The second one is on a new theory of mechanisms of memory encoding. She proposed a model of parallel development of complementary memory traces in the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex during novel experiences.