Importance of mammillary body connections for memory

Year of award: 2010


  • Dr Seralynne Vann

    Cardiff University

Project summary

Seralynne’s research primarily investigates the neural basis of episodic and spatial memory. The mammillary bodies were the first brain structure to be implicated in memory but over the years their importance has often been overshadowed by the hippocampus. Seralynne’s research programme focuses on the mammillary bodies, and their connections, and aims to understand what they contribute to memory. Seralynne uses a convergent approach combining behavioural neuroscience, electrophysiology and neuropsychology to address the key questions at a multidisciplinary level.