Matthew Holahan, Carleton University

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Neuroscience Professor Ottawa, Ontario Matthew.Holahan@carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 1543

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My primary research interests lie in the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory. At the philosophical core of my research, I believe that any observable behavioural change is based on complex processes occurring at the cellular level and on interactions between clusters or systems o...

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Bio/Research

My primary research interests lie in the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory. At the philosophical core of my research, I believe that any observable behavioural change is based on complex processes occurring at the cellular level and on interactions between clusters or systems of these cellular components. A main goal of my research program has been, and continues to be, the uncovering of these complex interactions and how they produce plasticity-related phenomena. The overarching theme of my research philosophy is that there are multiple learning and memory systems in the mammalian brain and that these systems interact synergistically and/or competitively to modify behaviour. To provide a more complete understanding of these interactions, I study the brain at multiple levels including behavioural, anatomical, pharmacological and molecular. I have gained a strong background in each of these levels and have developed it since my inception at Carleton University and will continue to develop and teach others this approach to study memory formation.

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