DATE – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27 – 12PM PST / 3PM EST / 9PM CET
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental disorders, with a lifetime prevalence of 15-30%. They are responsible for a considerable burden as their annual cost in Europe has been estimated to 75 billion euros. Moreover, current treatments are insufficient to alleviate anxiety symptoms because of their lack of effectiveness or potential side effects in part due to their poor specificity. This presentation will focus on preclinical anxiety-related behavioral models allowing to capture specific aspects of anxiety-related conditions. We will particularly emphasize behavioral models aiming at modelling specific aspects of post-traumatic stress disorders.
Cyril Herry, PhD, is a very experienced behavioral neurophysiologist. His laboratory’s research is focused on the identification of the neuronal circuits and mechanisms mediating aversive associative learning. Using a combination of state of the art, behavioral, single unit and local field potential recordings, optogenetic and anatomical tracing, Dr Herry’s lab aims to decipher the specific neuronal elements, circuits and mechanisms involved in the control of fear behavior and to understand how alteration in such circuits promotes the development of pathological fear behavior.
20 min – Presentation
10 min – Live Questions & Answers
The session will be recorded and every registrant will receive a link to access it after the event