Silvalab

Understanding and Treating Memory

autism and cognition
aging and cognition
cognitive enhancements
remote memories
plasticity and recovery
nf1 and learning
memory allocation
novel memory genes
schizophrenia
mapping neuroscience

Research Maps
Beyond mechanisms and treatments for memory disorders, our laboratory is also developing strategies to tackle the ever growing problem of the size of the neuroscience literature. The research maps we are developing are critical tools for research planning.



memory and its disorders


Our laboratory at UCLA is studying learning, memory and its disorders.

Our field of study is Molecular and Cellular Cognition. The goal of this field is to derive explanations of cognitive processes that integrate molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral mechanisms and to find treatments for cognitive disorders. We are part of the UCLA Integrative Center for Learning and Memory

Highlights
  • We are searching for the molecular, cellular and circuit processes that underlie the encoding, allocation, and storage of information in the brain.
  • Insights into mechanisms of memory are being used to unravel the causes and develop treatments for cognitive deficits associated with aging, Intellectual disabilities, autism and schizophrenia. Recently, our studies in mice suggested that it is possible to reverse neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Intellectual disabilities associated with mutations in NF1, TSC and DISC1 in adults.
  • Additionally, we hope our studies of the mechanisms underlying extraordinary cognitive function may lead to general treatments for cognitive disorders and to faster recovery after brain injury.
  • Our laboratory is developing strategies to address the growing complexity of the literature. For example, we recently developed a free web application to derive maps of causal information from research papers (researchmaps.org) that could be used for integrating and planning experiments.

New!

in memory of our friend and colleague Rusiko Bourtchouladze