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CRG Scientific Coffee: The scent of emotions

CRG Scientific Coffee: The scent of emotions

CRG Scientific Coffee: The scent of emotions

23/05/2013
08001 Barcelona
CRG SCIENTIFIC CAFE: THE SCENT OF EMOTIONS
 
The olfactory system displays many interesting features that make it unique among our senses: it is evolutionarily the oldest sense, it is intimately interconnected with circuits processing emotion and memory, and new neurons arrive to olfactory areas throughout life.
Why certain scents remind us of the past so vividly? Can the unconscious perception of some odours shape our behaviour? Why is it useful for some animals to have two parallel olfactory systems? Do humans have pheromones? How can the study of olfaction help us in designing new therapies for brain repair? Is it possible to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s by measuring olfactory ability, even before the onset of other symptoms? 
Experts in neuroscience and genetics will address the issue in a pleasant way and will answer all these questions but also all that you want to ask them. An open debate with the participation of:
 
  • Ferran Martinez-Garcia. Catedràtic de Biologia Funcional. Dept de Biologia Funcional, Fac. CC. Biològiques. Universitat de València.
  • Enrique Lanuza. Professor Titular de Biologia Cel·lular. Dept de Biologia Cel·lular, Fac. CC. Biològiques, Universitat de València.
  • Carmen Agustín-Pavon. Researcher. Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Date: Thursday, 23 May 2013
Time: 7 pm.
Place: Sala de la Caritat, Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya (Carrer de l'Hospital, 56, 08001 Barcelona).
 

Supported by: Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT), Red de Unidades de Cultura Científica, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and Institut de Cultura de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona.