Scientific Programme 

Friday, 8 September
15:30-17:30
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
DEVELOPING A FUNCTIONAL HIPPOCAMPUS: FROM MOLECULES TO BEHAVIOR

Chair:  Muriel Koehl, Neurogenesis and Physiopathology group, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France
Speakers: ORIGIN OF EARLY SHARP WAVES IN THE NEONATAL RAT HIPPOCAMPUS
Pierre-Pascal Lenck-Santini, INMED Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France
INVOLVEMENT OF THE DENTATE GYRUS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EPISODIC-LIKE MEMORY IN MICE
Muriel Koehl, Neurogenesis and Physiopathology group, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France
ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY DEVELOPMENT IN THE RAT AND TRANSLATION INTO A HUMAN PARADIGM
Rosamund Langston, Division of Neuroscience, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee Scotland, UK
INFANTILE AMNESIA: A CRITICAL PERIOD OF LEARNING TO LEARN AND REMEMBER
Cristina M. Alberini, Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, USA
15:30-17:30
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
MEMORY MANIPULATIONS DURING SLEEP: FUNDAMENTAL ADVANCES AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS PERSPECTIVE

Chair: Lucia M. Talamini, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Speakers: IMPOSED REPLAY MODIFIES STRENGTH AND PRECISION OF ODOR MEMORY
Donald A. Wilson, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
EXPLICIT MEMORY CREATION DURING SLEEP: A CAUSAL ROLE OF PLACE CELLS IN NAVIGATION
Karim Benchenane, Brain Plasticity Unit, UMR 8249 CNRS ESPCI, Paris, France
MEMORY ENHANCEMENT OR DEPRESSION DURING SLEEP, USING PRECISE, BRAIN-WAVE GUIDED MEMORY REACTIVATION
Lucia M. Talamini, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING DURING HUMAN SLEEP: INTERPLAY BETWEEN SLEEP STAGES, SLOW WAVE OSCILLATIONS AND BEHAVIOUR
Anat Arzi, University of Cambridge, UK
17:30-18:30
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 1
18:30-19:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Welcome & Opening Ceremony
19:00-20:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
MANIPULATING EMOTIONAL MEMORY THROUGH RECONSOLIDATION: FROM NEURAL TO CLINICAL SCIENCE
Chair: Harm Krugers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Speaker: Merel Kindt, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20:00 Welcome Reception (Pintxos Party)
Saturday, 9 September
09:00-10:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
MAKING AND BREAKING MEMORY
Chair:  Bruno Poucet, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University, France
Speaker: Sheena Josselyn, Institute of Medical Sciences University of Toronto, Canada
10:00-11:00
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 2
11:00-13:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
EXPLORING THE BASES OF PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR: THINKING OUT OF THE BRAIN BOX
Chair: Igor Branchi, Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Speakers: THE ROLE OF BRAIN ENERGY METABOLISM IN VULNERABILITY TO STRESS-INDUCED PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES
Carmen Sandi, Brain Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
ROLE OF DIETARY LIPIDS IN THE MODULATION OF NEUROINFLAMMATORY PROCESSES AND ASSOCIATED BEHAVIOUR IMPAIRMENT
Sophie Layé, NutriNeuro, Bordeaux, France
GUT MICROBIOTA: A KEY REGULATOR OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOURS
Daniela Felice, APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
ENVIRONMENT AND BRAIN PLASTICITY: LIVING CONDITIONS DRIVE THE EFFECTS OF ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS
Igor Branchi, Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
11:00-13:00
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
THALAMOCORTICAL BASES OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORS
Chair: Mathieu Wolff, Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine, CNRS UMR5287, Université de Bordeaux, France
Speakers:  THALAMOCORTICAL INTERACTIONS INVOLVING THE MEDIODORSAL THALAMUS SUPPORT RAPID LEARNING AND ADAPTIVE DECISION-MAKING
Anna S. Mitchell, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
THE NUCLEUS REUNIENS ORCHESTRATES HIPPOCAMPAL-PREFRONTAL SYNCHRONY DURING WORKING MEMORY
Amy Griffin, Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Delaware, USA
THALAMIC AND CORTICAL DETERMINANTS OF ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORS
Mathieu Wolff, Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine, CNRS UMR5287, Université de Bordeaux, France
SYNAPTIC INTERACTIONS IN THE THALAMOCORTICAL SYSTEM DURING SENSORY PROCESSING
Alexander Groh, TU München, Germany
13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-16:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
THE ROLE OF THE CORTICAL-BASAL GANGLIA NETWORK IN GOAL-DIRECTED ACTION CONTROL
Chair: Etienne Coutureau, Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience, Bordeaux, France
Speaker: Bernard Balleine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
16:00-17:00
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 3
17:00-19:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
SOCIAL DECISION MAKING IN ANIMALS
Chair: Marijn van Wingerden, Social Rodent Lab, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
Speakers:  NEURAL CORRELATES OF HELPING BEHAVIOUR IN RATS
Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, University of California, Berkeley, USA
MESOTOCIN AS A HORMONAL MECHANISM OF SOCIAL BONDING IN PINYON JAYS
Jeffrey R. Stevens, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
WHEN TO COOPERATE? THE INFLUENCE OF FOOD TOLERANCE LEVELS ON THE DECISION TO COOPERATE WITH A PARTNER
Rachel Dale, Wolf Science Center, Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria
THE NEURAL BASIS OF SOCIAL CHOICE IN RATS
Marijn van Wingerden, Social Rodent Lab, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
17:00-19:00
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
WHAT DO MAJOR NEUROMODULATORY SYSTEMS DO FOR BEHAVIOR? INSIGHT FROM COMPARATIVE APPROACHES
Chair: Sebastien Bouret, CNRS/ Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, Hopital Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France
Speakers:  NEUROCHEMICAL INFLUENCES OVER WAITING, ACTING AND CHOOSING
Mark E. Walton, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
NORADRENALINE AND DOPAMINE IN THE EFFORT-REWARD TRADE-OFF
Caroline I. Jahn, Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France
ACTIVATION OF DORSAL RAPHE SEROTONERGIC NEURONS DELAYS LEAVING IN A PROBABILISTIC FORAGING TASK
Eran Lottem, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
ACCUMBENS ACETYLCHOLINE-DOPAMINE INTERACTIONS REGULATE CUE-MOTIVATED BEHAVIOR
Kate M. Wassum, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Sunday, 10 September
09:00-10:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
NEUROSCIENCE ROBOTICS IN SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS AND PSYCHOSIS
Chair:  Antonis Stamatakis, University of Athens, Greece
Speaker: Olaf Blanke, Brain-Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
10:00-11:00
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 4
11:00-13:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
MECHANISMS OF REMOTE MEMORIES: INSIGHT FROM HUMAN AND ANIMAL STUDIES
Chair: Inbal Goshen, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Speakers: THE MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CONTRIBUTION TO LONG-TERM MEMORY
Guillén Fernández, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
GLOBAL CHANGES IN ACTIVITY AND INTERACTIVITY OF BRAIN REGIONS SUPPORTING CONTEXTUAL FEAR MEMORY OVER TIME IN MICE
Anne L. Wheeler, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
DIFFERENT NEURAL MECHANISMS ENCODE REMOTE APPETITIVE AND FEARFUL MEMORIES IN THE AUDITORY CORTEX
Marco Cambiaghi, University of Turin, Italy
ASTROCYTES IN THE TRANSITION FROM RECENT TO REMOTE MEMORY
Inbal Goshen, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
11:00-13:00
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
ROLE OF THE LOCUS COERULEUS IN CELLULAR AND SYSTEMS CONSOLIDATION
Chair: Oxana Eschenko, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Speakers:  BEHAVIORALLY DRIVEN ACTIVATION OF LOCUS COERULEUS NEURONS FOR MEMORY ENCODING, CONSOLIDATION AND RETRIEVAL
Susan J. Sara, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, College de France, Paris, France
NORADRENERGIC CONTROL OF HIPPOCAMPAL FUNCTION: THE ß-ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR AS A DETERMINANT OF THE CONTENT AND PERSISTENCY OF SYNAPTIC INFORMATION STORAGE AND MEMORY
Niels Hansen, Department of Experimental Neurophysiology, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
DISTINCT NORADRENALINE CELL POPULATIONS COORDINATE EMOTIONAL AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING STATES
Joshua P. Johansen, Laboratory for Neural Circuitry of Memory, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan
LOCUS COERULEUS CONTROLS HIPPOCAMPAL MEMORY CONSOLIDATION THROUGH NON-CANONICAL RELEASE OF DOPAMINE
Adrian J. Duszkiewicz, Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, Edinburgh Neuroscience, The University of Edinburgh, UK
13:00-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00-16:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
TIME UNITS FOR LEARNING AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS
Chair: Carlos Matute, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain
Speaker: Pico Caroni, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
16:00-17:00
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 5
17:00-19:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
NEURAL MECHANISMS OF REINFORCEMENT-GUIDED BEHAVIOR UNDER UNCERTAINTY: A CROSS-SPECIES PERSPECTIVE
Chair: Peter Rudebeck, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Speakers:  SPECIALIZED REPRESENTATIONS OF VALUE IN ORBITAL AND VENTROLATERAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX: DESIRABILITY VERSUS CERTAINTY OF OUTCOMES
Peter Rudebeck, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
BASOLATERAL AMYGDALA AND ORBITOFRONTAL CORTEX UNDER CONDITIONS OF REINFORCEMENT UNCERTAINTY
Alicia Izquierdo, Brain Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
TOP DOWN CONTROL OF UNCERTAINTY IN NEURAL MODELS
Jill O’Reilly, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, UK
PROCESSING OF REWARD VARIANCE RISK BY AMYGDALA NEURONS IN DECISION-MAKING
Fabian Grabenhorst, University of Cambridge, UK
17:00-19:00
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
ADDICTION: TIGHTENING THE LINK BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN MODELS
Chair: Philippe Tobler, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Co-chair Kenichiro Tsutsui, Tokohu University
Speakers:  INCREASE IN THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL-PREDICTIVE STIMULI ON ALCOHOL SEEKING ACROSS EXTENDED SELF-ADMINISTRATION
Laura H. Corbit, University of Sydney, Australia
PAVLOVIAN-INSTRUMENTAL TRANSFER IN ALCOHOL-DEPENDENT PATIENTS
Maria Garbusow, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin, Germany
EFFECTS OF COCAINE SELF-ADMINISTRATION ON BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL CORRELATES OF CACHED VERSUS INFERRED VALUE DURING SENSORY PRECONDITIONING
Geoffrey Schoenbaum, NIDA-IRP, Baltimore, USA
DOPAMINERGIC PHARMACOLOGY OF CUE-INDUCED RESPONDING IN HUMANS
Susanna C. Weber, University of Zurich, Switzerland
19:00-20:00
Baroja Auditorium
General Assembly of the EBBS
20:30-23:30 Gala Dinner
Monday, 11 September
09:00-10:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
RETHINKING SEX AND BRAIN: FROM DIMORPHISM TO MOSAIC
Chair:  Olga Peñagarikano, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain
Speaker: Daphna Joel, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience Tel-Aviv University, Israel
10:00-11:00
Exhibition & Poster Area
Coffee Break/ Poster Session 6
11:00-13:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Symposium
BRAIN PROGRAMMING BY EARLY-LIFE STRESS; FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, EPIGENETICS AND INHERITANCE
Chairs: Aniko Korosi, SILS-Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eva Naninck, SILS-Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Speakers: NUTRITIONAL FACTORS AND NEURO-IMMUNOLOGICAL MODULATORS INVOLVED IN PROGRAMMING THE LASTING EFFECTS OF EARLY-LIFE STRESS ON THE BRAIN
Lianne Hoeijmakers, SILS-Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MINERALOCORTICOID RECEPTOR SEX-DEPENDENTLY MODULATES BEHAVIORAL AND NEUROENDOCRINE STRESS RESILSIENCE AFTER EARLY LIFE STRESS IN MICE
Angela Sarabdjitsingh, Department of Translational Neuroscience, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
TRANSGENERATIONAL ACCUMULATION OF IMPAIRMENTS IN MATERNAL BEHAVIOUR FOLLOWING POSTNATAL SOCIAL STRESS
Chris Murgatroyd, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester, UK
TRANSGENERATIONAL IMPACT OF EARLY LIFE STRESS IN MICE: EFFECTS AND MECHANISMS
Katharina Gapp, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
11:00-13:00
Baroja Auditorium
Symposium
CORTICO-HIPPOCAMPAL CIRCUITS AND EPISODIC MEMORY: REVISITING THE WHATWHERE DISTINCTION
Chair: Francesca Sargolini, Université d’Aix-Marseille – CNRS, Marseille, France
Speakers:  THE EVIDENCE FOR DEDICATED SPATIAL AND NON SPATIAL SUBNETWORKS SEGREGATED ALONG THE PROXIMO-DISTAL AXIS OF THE HIPPOCAMPUS
Magdalena Sauvage, Department of Functional Architecture of Memory, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
DISENTANGLING THE ROLE OF THE MEC AND THE LEC IN THE PROCESSING OF ALLOTHETIC INFORMATION
Etienne Save, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Aix Marseille University, CNRS, Marseille, France
LATERAL ENTORHINAL CORTEX AND ASSOCIATIVE RECOGNITION MEMORY
James Ainge, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences, UK
NEURAL PROCESSING FOR METRIC SPACE AND TOPOLOGICAL SPACE
Zita Patai, Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College of London, UK
12:30-13:30
Mitxelena Auditorium
Plenary Lecture
NEURAL MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL BONDING, SOCIAL LOSS AND EMPATHY-RELATED BEHAVIOR: IMPLICATIONS FOR AUTISM
Chair: Francesca Cirulli, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy
Speaker: Larry Young, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, USA
13:30-14:00
Mitxelena Auditorium
Closing Ceremony