The field of Amygdala research has been thriving in recent years, with noteworthy growth in our understanding of its function. This year's meeting will continue to include research in human, non-human primate, and rodent models and will celebrate diversity in every sense. The program will feature: diverse research levels (anatomy, in vivo neural dynamics, optogenetics, chemogenetics, computation, functional imaging, molecular/genetic profiling and of course, behavior), diverse functions (learning, pain, anxiety, reward, valence processing, social cognition, and more), and a diversity of speakers. Towards this goal, we hope to integrate the many facets of Amygdala Function and facilitate cross-pollination across subfields.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Keynote Session: Amygdala Across Time
- The Developing Amygdala in Health and Disease
- Sex Differences in the Amygdala
- Stress and the Amygdala
- Amydala’s Role in Value and Decision Making
- Amygdala and Pain
- Amygdala and Appetitive Learning
- Amygdala and Aversive Learning
- Micro-Circuitry and Modulation of the Amygdala