Genetics of time perception and interval timing in Drosophila melanoga…

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[BK21 Plus Seminar]

▶Subject: Genetics of time perception and interval timing in Drosophila melanogaster

▶Speaker: Prof. Woo Jae Kim (Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine,University of Ottawa)
▶Date: 4:00 PM/Oct. 25(Wed.)/2017
▶Place: Auditorium(1F), POSTECH Biotech Center
Time is the fundamental dimension for animal’s survival. The animal brain is the result of evolution to orchestrate temporal information across a wide spectrum of time scales. Especially, interval timing is a pivotal function of the human brain to support our cognitive ability such as memory, attention, and decision-making. Interval timing refers to the discrimination of durations in the seconds-to-minutes ranges. The genetic aspects of interval timing have not been vigorously investigated because of the lack of a genetically-traceable model organism. Here we present two novel behavioural paradigms of male Drosophila that fits the current ‘internal clock model’ of interval timing.

▶Inquiry: Prof. Jang Sung Key (279-2298)

* This seminar will be given in English.
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