Norbert J. Fortin

Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior


 Our goal is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying our ability to temporally organize memories. We focus on hippocampal, parahippocampal and prefrontal regions, as well as their functional interactions with associated structures. We use a multi-technique approach combining inactivation and electrophysiological recording techniques in rats performing complex memory tasks. We also apply these techniques to identify disrupted information processing in rodent models of cognitive disorders.

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Hippocampus; Prefrontal cortex; Electrophysiology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Sequence memory
Gabriel Elias, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral researcher - gelias@uci.edu Chi-Wing (Damon) Ng, Ph.D. - Research Specialist - chiwingn@uci.edu Susana Mesa, B.Sc. - Technician - mesas@uci.edu Megan Emily Girczyc - Technician - mgirczyc@uci.edu