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 Science, Hippocampus, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

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

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  • Brandon, M.P., Bogaard, A.R., Libby, C.P., Connerney, M.A., Gupta, K., Hasselmo, M.E. (2011) Reduction of theta rhythm dissociates grid cell spatial periodicity from directional tuning. Science, 332: 595-599.
  • 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, M.E. (2006) The role of acetylcholine in learning and memory. Curr. Opinion Neurobiol. 16(6): 710-715.
  • 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, M.E. (1999) Neuromodulation: Acetylcholine and memory consolidation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3: 351-359.
  • Kraus, B.J., Robinson, R.J., White, J.A., Eichenbaum, H., Hasselmo, M.E. (2013) Hippocampal “Time Cells”: Time versus path integration. Neuron, 78(6): 1090-1101.
  • 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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