Michael Hasselmo

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Michael Hasselmo is a neuroscientist at Boston University.

He is known for his work on neuromodulators, particularly acetylcholine, and for his computational modelling work on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, especially regarding the functional role of theta rhythm.

He is on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals, including Hippocampus, Journal of Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and Neural Networks.

Father of two children, Hasselmo lives and works actively in Boston.

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  • Giocomo LM, Zilli EA, Fransen E, Hasselmo ME. (2007) Temporal frequency of subthreshold oscillations scales with entorhinal grid cell field spacing. Science, 315:1719-22
  • Hasselmo ME. (2008) Grid cell mechanisms and function: Contributions of entorhinal persistent spiking and phase resetting. Hippocampus 18(12): 1116-26.
  • Hasselmo ME, Bodelon C, Wyble BP (2002) A proposed function for hippocampal theta rhythm: Separate phases of encoding and retrieval enhance reversal of prior learning. Neural Computation, 14(4): 793-817.
  • Hasselmo ME (1995) Neuromodulation and cortical function: Modeling the physiological basis of behavior. Behav. Brain Res. 67: 1-27.
  • Zilli EA, Hasselmo ME. (2008) Modeling the role of working memory and episodic memory in behavioral tasks. Hippocampus, 18(2):193-209.

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